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advise

[ ad-vahyz ]
/ ædˈvaɪz /
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verb (used with object), ad·vised, ad·vis·ing.

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.

verb (used without object), ad·vised, ad·vis·ing.

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.

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Origin of advise

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; see advice)

OTHER WORDS FROM advise

pre·ad·vise, verb (used with object), pre·ad·vised, pre·ad·vis·ing.re·ad·vise, verb, re·ad·vised, re·ad·vis·ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH advise

advice, advise
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ADVISE VS. ADVICE

What's the difference between advise and advice?

Advise is a verb that means to give advice—guidance about what someone should do.

Despite their very similar spelling, advice and advise are pronounced differently. Advise rhymes with prize, while advice rhymes with ice.

Because the two words are so closely related, they are often used in the same contexts, so the challenge is simply to remember which spelling to use for the noun and which spelling to use for the verb.

Our advice? Remember that, unlike advise, advice never gets an s, even at the end (advice is a mass noun, so it’s never pluralized as advices).

Here’s an example of advise and advice used correctly in a sentence.

Example: I advise you to get some professional financial advice before you start a business.

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British Dictionary definitions for advise

advise
/ (ədˈvaɪz) /

verb (when tr, may take a clause as object or an infinitive)

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

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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