Synonyms and Antonyms of advise

  1. 1 to give advice to a popular guidance counselor who has been advising students about their college plans for two decades Synonyms adjure, admonish, counsel Related Words alert, caution, forewarn, warn; brief, clue (in), fill in, inform, tell, wise (up); coach, direct, guide, instruct, lead, mentor, shepherd, show, teach, tutor; direct, pilot, steer; acquaint, apprise, familiarize; convince, encourage, induce, persuade, talk (into); beg, exhort, implore, prevail (upon), urge; propose, recommend, suggest

  2. 2 to put (something) forward as one's choice for a wise or proper course of action she advised calling ahead for a reservation at the new restaurant Synonyms counsel, recommend, suggest Related Words advocate, back, champion, espouse, favor, support; exhort, urge; advance, offer, propose, submit

  3. 3 to exchange viewpoints or seek advice for the purpose of finding a solution to a problem the doctor advised with his partner before recommending the patient's treatment Synonyms confer, confab, confabulate, consult, counsel, parley, powwow, treatRelated Words argue, bandy, bat (around), chew over, debate, deliberate, discuss, dispute, hash (over), kick around, moot, palaver, talk, talk over, ventilate; rehash; coach, guide, tutor; recommend, suggest; direct, refer (to)

  4. 4 to give information to advised her as to the best way to get to the art museum by public transportation Synonyms acquaint, enlighten, apprise, brief, catch up, clear, clue (in), familiarize, fill in, hip, inform, instruct, tell, verse, wise (up)Related Words advertise, alert, notify; announce (to), disclose (to); assure, certify, convince, reassure, warrant; educate, lecture, school, teach, tutor; disabuse, disenchant, disillusion, undeceiveNear Antonyms misinform, mislead

  5. 5 to give notice to beforehand especially of danger or risk advised us not to invest our money in what looked like a pyramid scheme Synonyms warn, alert, caution, forewarn, wakeRelated Words augur, forecast, foretell, harbinger, predict, presage, prognosticate, prophesy; apprise, inform, notify, tip (off); admonish; bode, forebode (also forbode), foreshadow, foretoken, portendNear Antonyms imperil, risk

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to criticize severely

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