advertence

noun
ad·​ver·​tence | \ ad-ˈvər-tᵊn(t)s How to pronounce advertence (audio) \

Definition of advertence

1 : the action or process of adverting : attention

Examples of advertence in a Sentence

a greater advertence to the feelings of others is what that insensitive clod needs

First Known Use of advertence

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for advertence

Middle English, "attention, consciousness," borrowed from Middle French avertance, from avertent, present participle of avertir, advertir "to advert entry 1" + -ence, -ance -ence

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The first known use of advertence was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Advertence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advertence. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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