Definition of advise
1a : to give (someone) a recommendation about what should be done : to give advice to Her doctor advised her to try a drier climate.b : caution, warn advise them of the consequencesc : recommend advise prudence
2 : to give information or notice to : inform advise them of their rights
1 : to give a recommendation about what should be done advise on legal matters
2 : to talk with someone in order to decide what should be done : consult advise with friends
adviseror less commonly
advisorplay \-ˈvī-zər\ noun
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Examples of advise in a Sentence
… the White House let it be known that the President had privately rebuked his Defense Secretary for not advising him of the extent of the problem. —John F. Dickerson et al., Time, 17 May 2004
Bureau of Land Management officials are recruiting a variety of Wyoming residents to serve on a working group that will advise the agency on possible changes to the level and pace of oil and gas development … —Jeff Gearino, Casper Star Tribune, 3 Mar. 2003
When I told my lawyer that my boyfriend was going to remodel my house, she advised me to get a strict estimate and regular billings … —Jane Smiley, Harper's, June 2000
Los Angeles Center advised me of a Boeing 747 at my one o'clock position and 500 feet below. —Barbara Cushman Rowell, Plane & Pilot, 1994
An internist … advised me of an experimental drug. —Robert E. Neger, American Medical News, 2 Sept. 1991
I strongly advise you to sell your old car.
We advised them to save their money.
My doctor advised me to lose some weight.
She advises the President on foreign affairs.
We were thinking of buying that house, but our lawyer advised against it.
I advise selling your old car.
He advises patience when dealing with children.
The boss asked us to keep him advised about how the project is going.
Recent Examples of advise from the Web
Both the American Academy of Family Physicians and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an expert panel that advises Congress on health care, now recommend that doctors screen all adults for depression.
The state's health department is advising people with open wounds and sores to stay out of the water completely.
Murphy is a member of Eckert Seamans’ Regulated Substances Group, which advises clients involved in the retail sale of marijuana for medical use: The legality of CBD hemp or cannabis oil can be confusing.
In 1962 he was invited to catalog the Avery Brundage Collection of Asian art and to advise on the design and construction of a wing in the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco to house the collection.
Guests are advised to bring some cash for those who don’t accept credit cards.
Signs posted as of Thursday at the Grape Street Dog Park advised patrons of off-leash hours, dog park etiquette and the potential threat of coyotes from the surrounding canyons.
A professor emerita at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Swackhamer is chair of EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), an external panel that advises the agency’s science office.
A counselor might advise a high school freshman with an interest in science to reach out about working in a research lab; a sophomore could be encouraged to take advanced algebra after school if she’s not challenged in her classes.
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What's the Difference Between adviser and advisor?
Adviser or advisor? It doesn't matter what your computer's spellcheck tells you, adviser and advisor are both correct. Although there is enough overlap between these two words that they are generally considered simply to be different ways to spell the same word, there are some cases in which one tends to be used more often than the other. Some people feel that advisor is more formal, and it tends to be found more often when applied to official positions, such as an advisor to a president. When referring to someone who is serving in a military role, especially when using the term as a euphemism (as when claiming that troops are actually military advisers), then adviser is somewhat more common.
Did You Know?
Advise was borrowed into Middle English in the 14th century from Anglo-French aviser, itself from avis, meaning "opinion." That avis is not to be confused with the Latin word avis, meaning "bird" (an ancestor of such English words as avian and aviation). Instead, it results from the Old French phrase ce m'est a vis ("that appears to me"), a partial translation of Latin mihi visum est, "it seemed so to me" or "I decided." We advise you to remember that advise is spelled with an s, whereas the related noun advice includes a stealthy c.
Financial Definition of ADVISE
What It Is
In the finance world, an advisor (also spelled adviser) is an educated investment professional who helps people and businesses set and meet long-term financial goals.
How It Works
An advisor analyzes a client's current financial status and helps the client set reasonable, achievable financial goals. He or she can address a broad array of questions competently. Advisors also make investment recommendations, provide objective advice and help clients weigh the financial consequences of life decisions. They also help clients stay organized.
Advisors must have expertise in tax planning, asset allocation, risk management, retirement planning and estate planning in order to help clients at all stages of life and in a variety of circumstances. In some cases a client will let his or her advisor act as a fiduciary, meaning that the client gives the advisor permission to make decisions on the client's behalf without consulting the client for approval beforehand. Advisors often either charge by the hour or they charge the client a percentage of the assets under management.
Why It Matters
Advisors help millions of people get financially organized and help them make educated life decisions.
In most states, anyone can call himself an advisor because there are few licensing requirements and little regulation. There are several credentials that advisors can obtain, however, and the most common is the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. An advisor must pass the CFP test, have an appropriate level of prior education, sign a code of ethics and have several years of actual planning experience before obtaining the right to use the CFP designation. CFPs also must obtain a certain number of hours of continuing education every year to keep the designation.
Several organizations help people find qualified advisors, including the National Association of Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.
ADVISE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of advise for English Language Learners
: to give an opinion or suggestion to someone about what should be done : to give advice to (someone)
: to recommend or suggest (something)
: to give information to (someone)
ADVISE Defined for Kids
Definition of advise for Students
1 : to give suggestions about a decision or action : give advice to
2 : to give information about something Passengers were advised of bad flying conditions.
Legal Definition of advise
1 : to give advice to : counsel advise them to draw up a will
2 : to give information or notice to advise them of their rights
1 : to give advice advise on legal matters
2 : to take counsel advise with your lawyer
advisor\əd-ˈvī-zər\ play noun
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