verb ad·vise \əd-ˈvīz\

: to give an opinion or suggestion to someone about what should be done : to give advice to (someone)

: to recommend or suggest (something)

: to give information to (someone)


Full Definition of ADVISE

transitive verb
a :  to give (someone) a recommendation about what should be done :  to give advice to <advise her to try a drier climate>
b :  caution, warn <advise them of the consequences>
c :  recommend <advise prudence>
:  to give information or notice to :  inform <advise them of their rights>
intransitive verb
:  to give a recommendation about what should be done <advise on legal matters>
:  to talk with someone in order to decide what should be done :  consult <advise with friends>
ad·vis·er also ad·vi·sor \-ˈvī-zər\ noun

Examples of ADVISE

  1. I strongly advise you to sell your old car.
  2. We advised them to save their money.
  3. My doctor advised me to lose some weight.
  4. She advises the President on foreign affairs.
  5. We were thinking of buying that house, but our lawyer advised against it.
  6. I advise selling your old car.
  7. He advises patience when dealing with children.
  8. The boss asked us to keep him advised about how the project is going.
  9. … the White House let it be known that the President had privately rebuked his Defense Secretary for not advising him of the extent of the problem. —John F. Dickerson et al., Time, 17 May 2004

Origin of ADVISE

Middle English, to look at, consider, advise, from Anglo-French aviser, from avis
First Known Use: 15th century
ADVISE Defined for Kids


verb ad·vise \əd-ˈvīz\

Definition of ADVISE for Kids

:  to give suggestions about a decision or action :  give advice to
:  to give information about something <Passengers were advised of bad flying conditions.>
ad·vis·er or ad·vi·sor \-ˈvī-zər\ noun


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