Definition of advice
1 : recommendation regarding a decision or course of conduct : counsel < … shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties … — U.S. Constitution> <offering medical advice> <a word of advice>
2 : information or notice given —usually used in plural < … the latest advices from Mexico … — Henry David Thoreau>
3 : an official notice concerning a business transaction <payment advices>
Examples of advice in a sentence
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
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
My advice is to sell your old car and get a new one.
Take my advice and sell your old car.
He needs advice from an expert.
She's been giving him some expert advice about investing.
“May I ask your advice about something?” “Certainly. I'm always happy to give advice when asked for it.”
Origin and Etymology 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, partial translation of Latin mihi visum est it seemed so to me, I decided
First Known Use: 14th century
ADVICE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of advice for English Language Learners
: an opinion or suggestion about what someone should do
ADVICE Defined for Kids
Definition of advice for Students
: suggestions about a decision or action <He took his father's advice on buying a car.>
Legal Definition of advice
1 : recommendation regarding a decision or course of conduct <he shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties — U.S. Constitution art. II> <advice of counsel>
2 : an official notice concerning a business transaction
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