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advise

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of advise

  1. 1 to give advice to <a popular guidance counselor who has been advising students about their college plans for two decades> Synonyms adjure, admonish, counsel Related Words alert, caution, forewarn, warn; brief, clue (in), fill in, inform, tell, wise (up); coach, direct, guide, instruct, lead, mentor, shepherd, show, teach, tutor; direct, pilot, steer; acquaint, apprise, familiarize; convince, encourage, induce, persuade, talk (into); beg, exhort, implore, prevail (upon), urge; propose, recommend, suggest

  2. 2 to put (something) forward as one's choice for a wise or proper course of action <she advised calling ahead for a reservation at the new restaurant> Synonyms counsel, recommend, suggest Related Words advocate, back, champion, espouse, favor, support; exhort, urge; advance, offer, propose, submit

  3. 3 to exchange viewpoints or seek advice for the purpose of finding a solution to a problem <the doctor advised with his partner before recommending the patient's treatment> Synonyms confer, confab, confabulate, consult, counsel, parley, powwow, treatRelated Words argue, bandy, bat (around), chew over, debate, deliberate, discuss, dispute, hash (over), kick around, moot, palaver, talk, talk over, ventilate; rehash; coach, guide, tutor; recommend, suggest; direct, refer (to)

  4. 4 to give information to <advised her as to the best way to get to the art museum by public transportation> Synonyms acquaint, enlighten, apprise, brief, catch up, clear, clue (in), familiarize, fill in, hip, inform, instruct, tell, verse, wise (up)Related Words advertise, alert, notify; announce (to), disclose (to); assure, certify, convince, reassure, warrant; educate, lecture, school, teach, tutor; disabuse, disenchant, disillusion, undeceiveNear Antonyms misinform, mislead

  5. 5 to give notice to beforehand especially of danger or risk <advised us not to invest our money in what looked like a pyramid scheme> Synonyms warn, alert, caution, forewarn, wakeRelated Words augur, forecast, foretell, harbinger, predict, presage, prognosticate, prophesy; apprise, inform, notify, tip (off); admonish; bode, forebode (also forbode), foreshadow, foretoken, portendNear Antonyms imperil, risk




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