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adviser

or advisor

[ad-vahy-zer] /ædˈvaɪ zər/
noun
1.
one who gives advice.
2.
Education. a teacher responsible for advising students on academic matters.
3.
a fortuneteller.
Origin of adviser
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; advise + -er1
Related forms
advisership, noun
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  • I introduced Hoddy as my confidential secretary and advisor.

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  • What right have I given her to be my advisor, because I go to her husband's church?

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    Anthony Trollope
  • The advisor missed it; he was too engrossed in his argument.

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  • The advisor, not much older than Isherwood, shrugged, defeated.

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  • The advisor lifted two fingers to the bartender and shrugged.

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British Dictionary definitions for advisor

adviser

/ədˈvaɪzə/
noun
1.
a person who advises
2.
(education) a person responsible for advising students on academic matters, career guidance, etc
3.
(Brit, education) a subject specialist who advises heads of schools on current teaching methods and facilities
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Word Origin and History for advisor

adviser

n.

1610s, agent noun from advise (v.). Meaning "military person sent to help a government or army in a foreign country" is recorded from 1915. Alternative form, Latinate advisor, is perhaps a back-formation from advisory.

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