- an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc.: I shall act on your advice.
- a communication, especially from a distance, containing information: Advice from abroad informs us that the government has fallen. Recent diplomatic advices have been ominous.
- an official notification, especially one pertaining to a business agreement: an overdue advice.
Origin of advice
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Examples from the Web for advice
Who do you turn to now when you have a decision to make, when you have one less person to provide validation or advice?Everyone at This Dinner Party Has Lost Someone
January 6, 2015
The problem, though, is that this advice presumes that death threats are rare and abnormal.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism
January 3, 2015
As a well-known advocate for Baluch rights in Iran, young Iranians reach out to him for advice.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan
December 29, 2014
Their authors promise that your spirit will be improved, your ambition honed, and your finances maximized by their advice.Can Self-Help Books Really Make a New You?
December 29, 2014
It was not only the advice that I gave parents about their kids, it was the standard I held for my own.Yes, Your Toddler Can Watch TV: The New Rules for Screen Time
December 26, 2014
In accordance with the advice of Hippocrates, the journey to Olympia was undertaken.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
It would be an affront to your own judgment, if you did not: For do you not ask my advice?Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Did he give one good piece of advice while we were plannin' the job?Way of the Lawless
You're giving me a terrible responsibility, Tillie, if you're asking my advice.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The advice was good, but in the present temper of the army it was felt to be impracticable.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
- recommendation as to appropriate choice of action; counsel
- (sometimes plural) formal notification of facts, esp when communicated from a distance
Word Origin and History for advice
late 13c., auys "opinion," from Old French avis "opinion, view, judgment, idea" (13c.), from phrase ço m'est à vis "it seems to me," or from Vulgar Latin *mi est visum "in my view," ultimately from Latin visum, neuter past participle of videre "to see" (see vision).
The unhistoric -d- was introduced in English 15c., on model of Latin words in ad-. Substitution of -c- for -s- is 18c., to preserve the breath sound and to distinguish from advise. Meaning "opinion given as to action, counsel" is from late 14c.