- 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
Synonyms for adviseSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for adviseurge, charge, prepare, suggest, encourage, commend, direct, warn, admonish, instruct, caution, recommend, inform, apprise, notify, tell, counsel, advocate, prompt, prescribe
Examples from the Web for advise
Contemporary Examples of advise
This is where Schwarz comes in: to quell concerns, advise about procedures, and follow up with loved ones.The Nurse Coaching People Through Death by Starvation
November 17, 2014
It warns: “We do not advise you to take this walk after dark.”Sherlock Holmes Vs. Jack the Ripper
November 16, 2014
We need physicians and food-and-drug regulators to advise us, up to a point.America’s Meddlers Are Our Worst Enemies
October 3, 2014
During the Dujail trial, he shuttled back and forth to Baghdad to advise judges and lawyers.Iraqi Insurgents Circulate the Lie That They Killed the Judge in Saddam’s Trial
June 28, 2014
I have many patients who disclose that they drink despite not having turned 21, in which case I do advise abstinence.Excessive Drinking Kills 1 in 10 Americans
June 26, 2014
Historical Examples of advise
I advise as a friend, you see, rather than command as a mother—So adieu, my love.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
"He can advise us and help us to put the muddle right," said Mrs. Ware.Viviette
William J. Locke
"You will have the other trustees to advise with," said his mother.Weighed and Wanting
Don't be vexed at what I say; I know you advise for my good; but you do not know how I feel in this matter.Life in London
The girl has no friends, no father or mother to advise with or help her.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
- 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 for advise
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.