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.”
Recent Examples of advice from the Web
The town's hospital, called the John C. Fremont Healthcare District, and its 14 patients did not evacuate, at the advice of fire officials, said the facility's interim CEO Matthew Matthiessen.
Of all the participants’ measured traits, those three improved most significantly across the study, as individuals were coached to change diets, take vitamin supplements, exercise, or consult their doctors for medical advice.
The question arises, can computers replace humans and give sound financial advice?
Getting through a hurricane while pregnant might feel more stressful, but the rules and advice remain the same: Be prepared, remain calm and stay put.
USA TODAY Sports LOS ANGELES — At first, all the mayor asked of Casey Wasserman was advice.
The majority of his work was with the Teacher's Solutions Manual, which offers solutions and advice on some approaches to problems and addressing issues faced by Advanced Placement Calculus teachers.
Today, the series continues with the introduction of Dorothy Dix's column in The Picayune, the forerunner to generations of advice columns.
Paris Davis, a friend who is in the Navy, offered some advice.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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