- 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 advising
I thought for a while about writing a novel about advising your younger self.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life
December 6, 2014
After advising against travel to the affected areas, Frieden said increased caution is warranted.Two American Ebola Patients Coming Home to U.S. for Treatment
August 1, 2014
Members of the “gender expert group” advising on the campaign expressed disgust at what was produced.Girls Love Science. We Tell Them Not To.
July 17, 2014
Soleimani has been advising President Bashar al-Assad in neighboring Syria and helping in the fight against Sunni rebels there.Iraq Preps for a Civil War Rematch
June 23, 2014
And advising that his grandson “better learn how to lie like me.”Aaron McGruder’s ‘The Boondocks’ Returns Without Aaron McGruder
April 21, 2014
Left a note for my brother, advising him to camp here the first night.Explorations in Australia
I have no friend—none, none willing or capable of advising me!Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
You see, I was right in advising silence to be kept towards them.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
So there had been a conference, and Emile was advising Vere.A Spirit in Prison
Some laugh at the very notion of advising others, and when they are asked will not say what they think.Laches
- 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 advising
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.