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advice

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noun ad·vice \əd-ˈvīs\

Simple Definition of advice

  • : an opinion or suggestion about what someone should do

Full Definition of advice

  1. 1 :  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>

  2. 2 :  information or notice given —usually used in plural

  3. 3 :  an official notice concerning a business transaction

Examples of advice

  1. 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

  2. Of all the e-mail advice I've received about my herniated disk, from acupuncture to zen, the most immediately applicable has been this: Channel your daily rage away from your spine. —Robert Lipsyte, New York Times, 21 July 2002

  3. My advice is to sell your old car and get a new one.

  4. Take my advice and sell your old car.

  5. He needs advice from an expert.

  6. She's been giving him some expert advice about investing.

  7. May I ask your advice about something? Certainly. I'm always happy to give advice when asked for it.



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

advice

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noun ad·vice \əd-ˈvīs\

Definition of advice

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





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