adviser

noun ad·vis·er \ əd-ˈvī-zər \
variants: or advisor
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of adviser

: someone who gives advice
  • a financial/investment adviser
  • She was not signing on as a domestic or foreign-policy adviser
  • —Peggy Noonan
  • In this meeting, Clifford, who had been a senior Truman aide and an adviser to Kennedy, used George Ball's memorandums in pleading that the war could not be won.
  • —Sidney Blumenthal
  • In December, she and her thesis advisor, Neal Evans, used the camera, attached to a 50-inch telescope, to look for infant stars in a giant molecular cloud in the constellation Orion.
  • —Andrew Chaikin
  • In a real sense, the emperor's astronomical ministers functioned like advisors in a modern president's cabinet, advising him on how best to conduct the affairs of state in a harmonious and effective manner.
  • —Laurence A. Marschall

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