- to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following: I advise you to be cautious.
- to recommend as desirable, wise, prudent, etc.: He advised secrecy for the sake of national security.
- 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.
- to take counsel; consult (usually followed by with): I shall advise with my friends.
- to offer counsel; give advice or recommend particular actions, conduct, etc.: I shall act as you advise.
Origin of advise
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Examples from the Web for advises
The one caveat: Asprey advises only buying butter made from grass-fed or pastured cows.Bulletproof Coffee and the Case for Butter as a Health Food
December 27, 2014
She also advises finding a doctor and a bedside nurse who are comfortable with the procedure.The Nurse Coaching People Through Death by Starvation
November 17, 2014
He advises young entrepreneurs that the entire goal of any good businessman is to completely own their market.Peter Thiel’s Radical Political Vision
October 1, 2014
The Humane Society is under attack by a PR firm that advises the American Kennel Association.The Sleazy War on the Humane Society
Center for Public Integrity
August 18, 2014
For this reason, Dr. Greenberg advises individuals to have planned cheat meals during special events.When Is It OK to Cheat? The Pros and Cons of Cheat Days
July 14, 2014
Mr. Worldly Wiseman, who looks like a gentleman, advises him not to think about his sins.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
He advises me when abroad to go to places where there is most to be seen and learned.James Boswell
William Keith Leask
I dare say he advises you to fight shy of me, and that sort of thing, eh?Tom, Dick and Harry
Talbot Baines Reed
Now, sir,” he resumed, “Jemima advises me to engage a secretary.The Golden Shoemaker
J. W. Keyworth
He advises Him to seek alliance with the Parthians, and promises his aid.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama
E. Cobham Brewer
- to offer advice (to a person or persons); counselhe advised the king; to advise caution; he advised her to leave
- (tr sometimes foll by of) formal to inform or notify
- (intr foll by with) mainly US or obsolete to consult or discuss
Word Origin and History for advises
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.