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.