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
Even so, as Trump again showed his willingness to overthrow tradition, treaties and advice on Thursday, worries over the solidity of U.S. commitment to allies across the region are likely to grow.
Stewart H. Welch, III, CFP®, AEP, is the founder of THE WELCH GROUP, LLC and WELCH INVESTMENTS, LLC, which specialize in providing fee-only investment management and financial advice to families throughout the United States.
Rohin, already heeding the advice, is down at the cricket pitch most mornings for a rigorous game before school.
Below are some of the exchanges from the relationships advice column, Baggage Check, published weekly in The Washington Post's Express:
A group for separating or divorcing parents to share advice.
Below, Gossman, 30, shares some stories about rejection and offers advice on how to handle it.
What’s the best piece of advice Albert has given you?
The officiant, Alex Valentine, a friend from Mr. Salazar’s college days at N.Y.U., gave the couple some friendly 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 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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