noun ad·vice \əd-ˈvīs\

: an opinion or suggestion about what someone should do

Full Definition of ADVICE

:  recommendation regarding a decision or course of conduct :  counsel <he shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties — United States Constitution>
:  information or notice given —usually used in plural
:  an official notice concerning a business transaction

Examples of ADVICE

  1. My advice is to sell your old car and get a new one.
  2. Take my advice and sell your old car.
  3. He needs advice from an expert.
  4. She's been giving him some expert advice about investing.
  5. May I ask your advice about something? Certainly. I'm always happy to give advice when asked for it.
  6. Parties have to make decisions involving millions of dollars based on incomplete information; to help make those decisions, they inevitably seek advice from pollsters they trust. —Noam Scheiber, New Republic, 24 Feb. 2003

Origin of ADVICE

Middle English avis, advis view, opinion, from Anglo-French, from the Old French phrase ce m'est a vis that appears to me, part translation of Latin mihi visum est it seemed so to me, I decided
First Known Use: 14th century
ADVICE Defined for Kids


noun ad·vice \əd-ˈvīs\

Definition of ADVICE for Kids

:  suggestions about a decision or action <He took his father's advice on buying a car.>


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