- to offer advice (to a person or persons); counsel: he advised the king, to advise caution, he advised her to leave
- (transitive) sometimes followed by of: formal to inform or notify
- (intransitive) followed by with: chiefly US or obsolete to consult or discuss
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- a vis; see advice)
- Anglo-French, Old French aviser, verb, verbal derivative of avis opinion (
- 1275–1325; late Middle English; replacing Middle English avisen
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged counsel, admonish, caution.
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged suggest.
- 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged inform, notify, apprise, acquaint.
- 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged confer, deliberate, discuss, consult.