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advise

[ad-vahyz]
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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.
  2. to recommend as desirable, wise, prudent, etc.: He advised secrecy for the sake of national security.
  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.
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verb (used without object), ad·vised, ad·vis·ing.
  1. to take counsel; consult (usually followed by with): I shall advise with my friends.
  2. to offer counsel; give advice or recommend particular actions, conduct, etc.: I shall act as you advise.
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Origin of advise

1275–1325; late Middle English; replacing Middle English avisen < Anglo-French, Old French aviser, verbal derivative of avis opinion (< a vis; see advice)
Related formspre·ad·vise, verb (used with object), pre·ad·vised, pre·ad·vis·ing.re·ad·vise, verb, re·ad·vised, re·ad·vis·ing.
Can be confusedadvice advise (see synonym study at advice)

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Related Words for advise

urge, 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

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)

    Samuel Richardson

  • "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

    George MacDonald

  • 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

    Edwin Hodder

  • The girl has no friends, no father or mother to advise with or help her.


British Dictionary definitions for advise

advise

verb (when tr, may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
  1. to offer advice (to a person or persons); counselhe advised the king; to advise caution; he advised her to leave
  2. (tr sometimes foll by of) formal to inform or notify
  3. (intr foll by with) mainly US or obsolete to consult or discuss
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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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Word Origin and History for advise

v.

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.

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