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[ ad-vahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, ad·vised, ad·vis·ing.
  1. to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following:

    I advise you to be cautious.

    Synonyms: caution, admonish, counsel

  2. to recommend as desirable, wise, prudent, etc.:

    He advised secrecy for the sake of national security.

    Synonyms: suggest

  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.

    Synonyms: acquaint, apprise, notify, inform

verb (used without object)

, ad·vised, ad·vis·ing.
  1. to take counsel; consult (usually followed by with ):

    I shall advise with my friends.

    Synonyms: consult, deliberate, confer

  2. to offer counsel; give advice or recommend particular actions, conduct, etc.:

    I shall act as you advise.


/ ədˈvaɪz /


  1. to offer advice (to a person or persons); counsel

    to advise caution

    he advised her to leave

    he advised the king

  2. formal.
    trsometimes foll byof to inform or notify
  3. obsolete.
    intrfoll bywith to consult or discuss

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Other Words From

  • pread·vise verb (used with object) preadvised preadvising
  • read·vise verb readvised readvising

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Word History and Origins

Origin of advise1

First recorded in 1275–1325; late Middle English; replacing Middle English avisen, from Anglo-French, Old French aviser, verbal derivative of avis “opinion” (from a vis; advice )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of advise1

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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Example Sentences

This is where Schwarz comes in: to quell concerns, advise about procedures, and follow up with loved ones.

It warns: “We do not advise you to take this walk after dark.”

We need physicians and food-and-drug regulators to advise us, up to a point.

“I would advise any candidate to assess their viability and not just do a token run,” said Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster.

I asked Rosser if she would advise a male loved one to refrain from sex if his partner disclosed she had HPV.

When Grandfather Mole overheard Mrs. Robin making such a remark he would quite likely advise her to "try a smaller one."

They shall plan how this may be done with due propriety, and shall advise us of their action.

Please advise the surrender as soon as possible in order to give due and solemn publicity to the event.

Yet he neither wishes the auditors to counsel or advise or influence him, nor that a word be said about his actions.

Woman-like, she could advise and help to the end, but the meanness of the means revolted.