advice

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noun ad·vice \əd-ˈvīs\

Definition of advice

  1. 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. 2 :  information or notice given —usually used in plural … the latest advices from Mexico … — Henry David Thoreau

  3. 3 :  an official notice concerning a business transaction payment advices

Examples of advice in a sentence

  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 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

advice

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noun ad·vice \əd-ˈvīs\

Definition of advice for English Language Learners

  • : an opinion or suggestion about what someone should do


ADVICE Defined for Kids

advice

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noun ad·vice \əd-ˈvīs\

Definition of advice for Students

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


Law Dictionary

advice

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noun ad·vice \əd-ˈvīs\

Legal Definition of advice

  1. 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. 2 :  an official notice concerning a business transaction



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