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

And who better to offer creative advice for the year ahead than celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta? Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "6 Game-Changing Makeup Ideas for 2019, According to a Celebrity Makeup Artist," 21 Jan. 2019 Before this morning's reception, Anne visited an organization called Citizens Advice Leighton-Linslade in Bedfordshire, which provides information to community members seeking advice about their rights. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Princess Anne Supported Her Brother at the 50th Anniversary of Prince Charles's Investiture Today," 5 Mar. 2019 Here's some advice from doctors, dietitians, and nurses about exactly how much and what to eat while breastfeeding. Karla Walsh, Woman's Day, "The Best Breastfeeding Diet," 25 Feb. 2019 But Trump has continued to seek advice from conservative hardliners. Tara Golshan, Vox, "Trump’s approval rating drops to Charlottesville levels during shutdown," 27 Dec. 2018 With that comes advice from her doctor to avoid long road trips throughout the remainder of her pregnancy, which means Kate can’t make those long drives to her various singing gigs anymore. Candice Frederick, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Is Us Just Dropped Two Massive Bombshells," 28 Nov. 2018 For example, The Irish Sun reports that a distressed mother turned to the parenting forum Mumsnet to seek advice about what to do with her 6-year-old daughter, who hates her leg hair. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Mom Shares Story of 6-Year-Old Daughter Wanting to Remove Her Body Hair," 1 Oct. 2018 Follow this advice from our experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute and pick up our favorite essentials to keep your skillet, dutch oven, or grill sparkling clean. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Cast Iron the Right Way," 27 Aug. 2018 For more stories like this, including celebrity news, beauty and fashion advice, savvy political commentary, and fascinating features, sign up for the Marie Claire newsletter. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Wore Matching Tuxedos on the Red Carpet," 18 Feb. 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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More Definitions for advice

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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