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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For over 130 years, Good Housekeeping has been committed to making our readers' lives easier through genius solutions and expert advice — all backed by the science of the Good Housekeeping Institute. Good Housekeeping, "Contact the Editors and Get Help for Your Good Housekeeping Subscription," 21 Dec. 2018 Lean In was meant as more than a career advice book — Sandberg argued that by leaning in, women could make widespread social change. Anna North, Vox, "How Facebook’s scandals are hurting Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In brand," 17 Dec. 2018 Read on for their best delivery service tipping advice. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "Here's Exactly What to Tip Your Food Delivery Driver," 12 Dec. 2018 The main thrust of Cox’s advice is already known — the government released a 43-page document about it Monday in a bid to fend off the contempt motion. Raf Casert, The Seattle Times, "UK Parliament delivers rebuke to government over Brexit," 4 Dec. 2018 Midge rejects Sophie’s advice, and we, the TV audience, sigh in relief. Marjorie Ingall, Town & Country, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," 4 Dec. 2018 Sexperts and advice columnists aren’t entirely wrong to see faking it as a sign of a problem. Lux Alptraum, SELF, "Faking Orgasms Isn’t the Real Problem—the Real Problem Is Our Limited View of What Sexual Pleasure Looks Like," 20 Nov. 2018 Its troubleshooting advice amounts to a classic in industrial literature. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "How To Fix a Water Heater, Or Install a New One," 14 Nov. 2018 The ultimate matchmaker seems super busy with his YouTube channel, Cosmopolitan advice column, and reality TV show Ready For Love. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "Camila Cabello Walks the 2018 VMAs Red Carpet Without Bae, Matthew Hussey," 21 Aug. 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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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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