vers-, vert-, -verse, -version, -version, -versation, -versal, -versary, -vert, vort-, vors-

(Latin: bend, turn)

To turn attention to or to make reference to something.
advertise (verb), advertises; advertised; advertising
1. To publicize the qualities of a product, service, business, or event in order to encourage people to buy or to use it: The new cinema in town was advertising the latest movies during the past week so that everybody would come and watch!
2. To make something known publicly: There was a job opening in the shop downtown and it was advertised in Monday's newspaper.
Announcing or praising a product, a service, etc. in some public medium of communication in order to get people to buy or to use it.
ambiversion (am" bi VUHR zhuhn) (s) (noun), ambiversions (pl)
A personality pattern that has characteristics of both introversion and extroversion: Esther was really liked among her fellow students because of her ambiversion or her balanced personality and temperament.
animadversion (an" uh mad VUHR zhuhn, an" uh mad VUHR shuhn) (s) (noun), animadversions (pl)
1. Strong criticism; censure, and disapproval: The Board of Directors expressed strong animadversion about the illegal actions of one of its members.
2. A critical comment, or comments; especially, those rebuking or shaming someone: The vegetarian expressed her animadversion about people whose diet is carnivorous because she believes they don't consider what is happening to animals that are being sacrificed to satisfy the desires of humans.
A hostile or strong criticism.
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A remark of censure.
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animadversive (an" uh mad VUHRS uhv, an" uh mad VUHR siv) (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Pertaining to a critical or a censorious comment: James was known for his disapproving or animadversive remarks about people from foreign countries and so he didn’t have very many friends!
2. Descriptive of critical behavior towards others: Nobody liked Mrs. Black, the French teacher, because she was so animadversive about the mistakes that students made in their pronunciations and rarely ever complimented them about their work.
animadversiveness (an" uh mad VUHRS uhv niss) (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
The state or quality of being severely critical or making remarks about how badly people are doing something: Jane didn’t like her mathematics class because of the animadversiveness that her teacher always showed when one of the students didn’t know the right answer or made a mistake while showing the use of numbers on the blackboard during class.

Inter-related cross references involving word units meaning "bend, curve, turn": diversi-; diverticul-; flect-, flex-; gyro-; meand-; -plex; streph-; stroph-; tors-; tropo-; verg-; volv-.