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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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  • I dare say he advises you to fight shy of me, and that sort of thing, eh?

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • He urges thrift and advises to stay far removed from public life.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • The Croaker” advises him to “buy an eye-glass and become a dandy and a gentleman.

  • He advises not to come into the intimacy of great nobles and not to lend them money.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • A Valkyrie comes to her and tells her that Wotan's spear is broken, and advises her to give the ring to the Rhine nymphs.

British Dictionary definitions for advises

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 advises

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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