WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ad•vise /ædˈvaɪz/USA pronunciation   v., -vised, -vis•ing. 
  1. to give counsel or advice (to), esp. to recommend as wise or sensible: [+ object]I advised secrecy.[no object]We did as she advised.[+ object + to + verb]I advised the new student to take a music course.[+ verb-ing]I advised taking a music course.[+ against + object]I advised against taking too many courses.
  2. to give (a person, group, etc.) information or notice; tell or inform: [+ object + of + object]The police advised the suspect of his rights.[+ object + that clause]They advised him that he might face imprisonment.
advise is a verb, advice is a noun, advisable is an adjective:I advise you to study harder. My advice to you is that you should study harder. It is advisable that you study harder.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
ad•vise  (ad vīz), 
v., -vised, -vis•ing. 

  • to give counsel to;
    offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following:I advise you to be cautious.
  • to recommend as desirable, wise, prudent, etc.:He advised secrecy.
  • to give (a person, group, etc.) information or notice (often fol. by of):The investors were advised of the risk. They advised him that this was their final notice.

  • v.i. 
  • to take counsel; consult (usually fol. by with):I shall advise with my friends.
  • to offer counsel;
    give advice:I shall act as you advise.
  • Etymology:1275–1325;
    late Middle English;
    replacing Middle English avisen Anglo-French, Old French aviser, verb, verbal derivative of avis opinion ( a vis;
    see advice)
    1 . counsel, admonish, caution.2 . suggest.3 . inform, notify, apprise, acquaint.4 . confer, deliberate, discuss, consult.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    advise /ədˈvaɪz/ vb (when tr, may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
    1. to offer advice (to a person or persons); counsel: he advised the king, to advise caution, he advised her to leave
    2. (transitive) sometimes followed by of: formal to inform or notify
    3. (intransitive) followed by with: chiefly US or obsolete to consult or discuss
    Etymology: 14th Century: via Old French from Vulgar Latin advīsāre (unattested) to consider, from Latin ad- to + visāre (unattested), from vīsere to view, from vidēre to see

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