One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Attentive, heedful. Often with to. Now rare.
2Intentional, deliberate; conscious. Opposed to "inadvertent".
Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin advertent-, advertēns, present participle of advertere advert. In later use after inadvertent.
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