ad·​vised | \ əd-ˈvīzd How to pronounce advised (audio) \

Definition of advised

: thought out : considered often used in combinationill-advised plans

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Other Words from advised

advisedly \ əd-​ˈvī-​zəd-​lē How to pronounce advisedly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of advised in a Sentence

his advised use of the inflammatory term set off a firestorm, just as he had intended
Recent Examples on the Web This ill-advised law will cost taxpayers more money. Abbey Crain, al, "Federal judge blocks Alabama abortion ban," 29 Oct. 2019 Giant rectangular screens on either side of the array also show advised speeds and directions to slow down. Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle, "Dark Caltrans signs on I-80 really do work," 12 Feb. 2018 PFOS has been detected in the area at a frequency more than 200 times an advised level in groundwater, the lawsuit said. Tiffany Kary,, "Hamptons Tainted Water Lawsuit Adds to Slew of 3M Complaints," 14 June 2017 Baseball, with its 81 home games, can offer a better deal, although public officials remain advised to count their fingers after shaking hands with an owner of any sports franchise. Michael Powell, New York Times, "The N.F.L. and the Business of Ripping Out the Heart of Oakland," 27 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of advised

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for advised

Middle English avised, advised, from past participle of avisen, advisen "to advise"

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The first known use of advised was in the 15th century

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“Advised.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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