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

Examples of advice in a Sentence

  1. 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 ScheiberNew Republic24 Feb. 2003
  2. 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 LipsyteNew York Times21 July 2002
  3. My advice is to sell your old car and get a new one.

  4. Take my advice and sell your old car.

  5. He needs advice from an expert.

  6. She's been giving him some expert advice about investing.

  7. “May I ask your advice about something?” “Certainly. I'm always happy to give advice when asked for it.”

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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



ADVICE Defined for English Language Learners

advice

noun

Definition of advice for English Language Learners

  • : an opinion or suggestion about what someone should do


ADVICE Defined for Kids

advice

noun ad·vice \ əd-ˈvīs \

Definition of advice for Students

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

Law Dictionary

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 treaties
  • U.S. Constitution art. II
  • advice of counsel
2 :an official notice concerning a business transaction


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