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advise

[ad-vahyz] /ædˈvaɪz/
verb (used with object), advised, advising.
1.
to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following:
I advise you to be cautious.
2.
to recommend as desirable, wise, prudent, etc.:
He advised secrecy for the sake of national security.
3.
to give (a person, group, etc.) information or notice (often followed by of):
The investors were advised of the risk. They advised him that this was their final notice.
verb (used without object), advised, advising.
4.
to take counsel; consult (usually followed by with):
I shall advise with my friends.
5.
to offer counsel; give advice or recommend particular actions, conduct, etc.:
I shall act as you advise.
Origin of advise
late Middle English
1275-1325
1275-1325; late Middle English; replacing Middle English avisen < Anglo-French, Old French aviser, verbal derivative of avis opinion (< a vis; see advice)
Related forms
preadvise, verb (used with object), preadvised, preadvising.
readvise, verb, readvised, readvising.
Can be confused
advice, advise (see synonym study at advice)
Synonyms
1. counsel, admonish, caution. 2. suggest. 3. inform, notify, apprise, acquaint. 4. confer, deliberate, discuss, consult.
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Examples from the Web for advise
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  • I advise as a friend, you see, rather than command as a mother—So adieu, my love.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • "He can advise us and help us to put the muddle right," said Mrs. Ware.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • "You will have the other trustees to advise with," said his mother.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • Don't be vexed at what I say; I know you advise for my good; but you do not know how I feel in this matter.

    Life in London Edwin Hodder
  • The girl has no friends, no father or mother to advise with or help her.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden
British Dictionary definitions for advise

advise

/ədˈvaɪz/
verb (when transitive, may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
1.
to offer advice (to a person or persons); counsel: he advised the king, to advise caution, he advised her to leave
2.
(formal) (transitive) sometimes foll by of. to inform or notify
3.
(mainly US or obsolete) (intransitive) foll by with. to consult or discuss
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Vulgar Latin advīsāre (unattested) to consider, from Latin ad- to + visāre (unattested), from vīsere to view, from vidēre to see
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Word Origin and History for advise
v.

late 13c., avisen "to view, consider," from Old French aviser "deliberate, reflect, consider" (13c.), from avis "opinion" (see advice). Meaning "to give counsel to" is late 14c. Related: Advised; advising.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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