[ ad-vahys ]
/ ædˈvaɪs /
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an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc.: I shall act on your advice.
a communication, especially from a distance, containing information: Advice from abroad informs us that the government has fallen. Recent diplomatic advices have been ominous.
an official notification, especially one pertaining to a business agreement: an overdue advice.
OTHER WORDS FOR advice
1 admonition, warning, caution; guidance; urging.
2 intelligence, word.
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Origin of advice
synonym study for advice
1. Advice, counsel, recommendation, suggestion, persuasion, exhortation refer to opinions urged with more or less force as worthy bases for thought, opinion, conduct, or action. Advice is a practical recommendation as to action or conduct: advice about purchasing land. Counsel is weighty and serious advice, given after careful deliberation: counsel about one's career. Recommendation is weaker than advice and suggests an opinion that may or may not be acted upon: Do you think he'll follow my recommendation? Suggestion implies something more tentative than a recommendation: He did not expect his suggestion to be taken seriously. Persuasion suggests a stronger form of advice, urged at some length with appeals to reason, emotion, self-interest, or ideals: His persuasion changed their minds. Exhortation suggests an intensified persuasion or admonition, often in the form of a discourse or address: an impassioned exhortation.
OTHER WORDS FROM advicepre·ad·vice, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH adviceadvice , advise
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How to use advice in a sentence
One fan asks Franco, in severely broken English, for “advices” on becoming an actress.James and the Giant Internet Company: Franco and AOL Get Kissy Faces|Amy Zimmerman|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are special envelopes for the transmission of these advices which are sold by the Office to the possessors of cheque books.
Then followed some sage advices, dictated by Lowestoffe's acquaintance with Alsatia and its manners.The Fortunes of Nigel|Sir Walter Scott
It was the Judge who was now docile, and even admiringly obedient to all Ruth's wifely advices and admonitions.The Man Between|Amelia E. Barr
"Our last advices from our friends on the shore have promised us assistance in that matter," replied the Queen.The Abbot|Sir Walter Scott
Later advices from Oregon, however, frustrated the plans of Dr. White, who was retired to private life.Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XXX|Joel Palmer
British Dictionary definitions for advice
/ (ədˈvaɪs) /
recommendation as to appropriate choice of action; counsel
(sometimes plural) formal notification of facts, esp when communicated from a distance
Word Origin for advice
C13: avis (later advise), via Old French from a Vulgar Latin phrase based on Latin ad to, according to + vīsum view (hence: according to one's view, opinion)
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