if I were you

Definition of if I were you

used when giving advice or guidance
  • I'd do it if I were you.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : the 9th letter of the English alphabet

  2. : a graphic representation of this letter

  3. : a speech counterpart of orthographic i

  1. imaginary unit

  1. : the one who is speaking or writing — compare me, mine, my, we

  1. : someone aware of possessing a personal individuality : self

  1. iodine

  1. used as a connective vowel to join word elements especially of Latin origin

were
  1. : past tense second-person singular, past tense plural, and past subjunctive of be

you play
  1. : the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

  2. : one


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