Essential Meaning of advise
1 : to give an opinion or suggestion to someone about what should be done : to give advice to (someone) I strongly advise you to sell your old car. We advised them to save their money. See More ExamplesMy doctor advised me to lose some weight. She advises the President on foreign affairs. Our lawyer advised us against buying that house. [=she told us that we shouldn't buy that house] We were thinking of buying that house, but our lawyer advised against it.
2 : to recommend or suggest (something) I advise selling your old car. We were thinking of buying that house, but our lawyer advised caution. [=said that we should be cautious] He advises patience/restraint when dealing with children.
3 formal : to give information to (someone) The police advised them of their rights. [=the police told them what their legal rights were] She says she was never advised [=informed, told] about the new procedures. See More ExamplesWe advised [=apprised] them of the danger. The boss asked us to keep him advised about/on how the project is going.
Full 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.
c : recommend advise prudence
2 : to give information or notice to : inform advise them of their rights
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