advice

noun
ad·​vice | \ əd-ˈvīs How to pronounce advice (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web

In a subsequent Facebook post, Crater Lake National Park gave this advice: Don't get too close. CBS News, "Man survives 800-foot cliff fall into volcanic crater in Oregon," 12 June 2019 This story is part of the Healthyish Guide to Your 30s, our best advice for how to cook, shop, date, and generally survive your best (or maybe worst?) decade yet. Bon Appétit, "“If I Could Do My 30s All Over Again, I'd...”," 12 June 2019 So, here's some free advice from Donnelly, specifically to dads: Don't miss out on loving your kids. Byron Mccauley, Cincinnati.com, "Rich Donnelly buried two children and nearly lost two more. He's speaking to men about family.," 9 June 2019 Even the president’s own officials are too scared to offer candid advice. The Economist, "Tanzania’s president loves mega-projects. Careful planning, less so," 8 June 2019 And if that does happen, Feige and crew would do well to heed Magneto's advice from Dark Phoenix: Stop with the speeches—nobody cares. Peter Rubin, WIRED, "Goodbye X-Men—You Flawed, Frustrating Cinematic Revolution," 7 June 2019 Jeanine Pirro Jeanine Pirro, who hosts Justice with Judge Jeanine on Fox News, began her segment talking through her long legal career as a former prosecutor and a judge and giving advice to attendees. Paul Cobler, Dallas News, "Speakers at Young Women's Leadership Summit celebrate conservative values," 6 June 2019 For more advice from them visit their site or follow them on Facebook or Twitter. The Matchmaking Duo, Essence, "Tired Of The 'What Are We' Talk? Six Ways To Avoid The Dreaded 'Situationship'," 6 June 2019 Her advice to people is to keep an eye on the website, Facebook and Instagram for updates. Annie Alleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Rainy spring will delay start of season for some Illinois berry farms," 6 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce advice (audio) \

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 How to pronounce advice (audio) \

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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