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To Adve'rt. v.n. [adverto, Lat.]

To attend to; to regard; to observe; with the particle to before the object of regard.

The mind of man being not capable at once to advert to more than one thing, a particular view and examination of such an innumerable number of vast bodies, will afford matter of admiration. Ray on the Creation.

Now to the universal whole advert;
The earth regard as of that whole a part;
In which wide frame more noble worlds abound;
Witness, ye glorious orbs, which hang around.
Blackmore.

We sometimes say, To advert the mind to an object.

Sources: Blackmore, Richard (24) · Ray, John (59)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Verb Neuter (131)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Advert." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 27, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15204.


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