advice

noun
ad·vice | \əd-ˈvīs \

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

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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.”
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One last bit of advice for finding a side hustle: do your due diligence. Kat Hnatyshyn, kansascity, "The secret to finding a good side hustle," 12 July 2018 Image The Trump administration’s aggressive attempts to water down an international resolution supporting breast-feeding go against decades of advice by most medical organizations and public health experts. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "Trump Stance on Breast-Feeding and Formula Criticized by Medical Experts," 9 July 2018 Pompeo, Bolton, Mattis, all should--and General Kelly all are giving him the right kind of advice. NBC News, "Meet the Press - July 8, 2018," 8 July 2018 By Super K_TFB Osafo-Mensah has enjoyed his time in Frisco and has taken in every piece of advice from those around him. Brian Gosset, star-telegram, "Nolan Catholic 4-star DE enjoying his first appearance at The Opening in Frisco," 3 July 2018 Ahead, Wang shares nine practical pieces of advice for anyone looking to become a fashion entrepreneur. 1. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "9 Tips You Can Actually Use If You Plan to Start a Clothing Line," 25 June 2018 However, thanks to the outpouring of advice from Reddit, Callie had found a new routine featuring almost exclusively drugstore products, just two days after her original post. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Autistic Teen With Acne Finds Skincare Routine on Reddit," 22 June 2018 Actor Chris Pratt has some biblical -- and humorous -- words of advice for the next generation. Rebecca Bratek, CBS News, "Chris Pratt gives powerful speech about God's love at MTV Movie & TV Awards," 19 June 2018 Nothing contained in this publication should be considered as the rendering of legal advice to any person’s specific case, but should be considered general information. Wesley E. Wright, Houston Chronicle, "Elder Law: Do you have to ‘spend down’ for Medicaid requirements?," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of advice

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for advice

Middle English avis, avise, advis, advise "thought, judgment, opinion," borrowed from Anglo-French avis, avise, advis, from the phrase a vis "apparent" (in ce m'est a vis "that appears to me"), from a "to, at, in" (going back to Latin ad) + vis, in part from the noun vis "field of vision, sense of sight, face" (going back to Latin vīsus, verbal noun from vidēre "to see"), in part from the Old French phrase ço m'est vis "that seems to me," continuing Latin mihi est vīsum (with neuter past participle of vidēre) — more at at entry 1, wit entry 2

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More Definitions for advice

advice

noun

English Language Learners Definition of advice

: an opinion or suggestion about what someone should do

advice

noun
ad·vice | \əd-ˈvīs \

Kids Definition of advice

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

advice

noun
ad·vice | \əd-ˈvīs \

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 treatiesU.S. Constitution art. II advice of counsel

2 : an official notice concerning a business transaction

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