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advice

[ ad-vahys ]
/ ædˈvaɪs /
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noun

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.

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Origin of advice

1250–1300; late Middle English advise; replacing Middle English avis (with ad-ad- for a-a-5) <Old French a vis (taken from the phrase ce m'est a vis that is my impression, it seems to me) <Latin ad (see ad-) + vīsus (see visage)
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for advice

advice
/ (ədˈvaɪs) /

noun

recommendation as to appropriate choice of action; counsel
(sometimes plural) formal notification of facts, esp when communicated from a distance
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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