WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
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 © 2017
ad•vise  (ad vīz),USA pronunciation v.,  -vised, -vis•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to give counsel to;
    offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following:I advise you to be cautious.
  2. to recommend as desirable, wise, prudent, etc.:He advised secrecy.
  3. 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. 
  1. to take counsel;
    consult (usually fol. by with):I shall advise with my friends.
  2. 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.


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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