What does advert mean?
The definition of advert
Ad*vert”, v. i.
[imp. & p. p. Adverted; p. pr. & vb. n. Adverting.]
Etym: [L. advertere, v. t., to turn to; ad + vertere to turn: cf. F. avertir. See Advertise.]

To turn the mind or attention; to refer; to take heed or notice; — with to; as, he adverted to what was said. I may again advert to the distinction. Owen.
Syn.- To refer; allude; regard. See Refer.