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.

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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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