advised

[ad-vahyzd]
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adjective
  1. considered (usually used in combination): ill-advised; well-advised.
  2. informed; apprised: The president was kept thoroughly advised.

Origin of advised

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at advise, -ed2
Related formsad·vis·ed·ness [ad-vahy-zid-nis] /ædˈvaɪ zɪd nɪs/, noun

advise

[ad-vahyz]
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.
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.

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 advised

considered, well-considered

Examples from the Web for advised

Contemporary Examples of advised

Historical Examples of advised

  • I have advised you to resume your own estate: that you won't do.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • So that they are advised with upon every article relating to us, or that may affect us.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • Now I am advised by others to try on my release to forget that I have ever been in a prison at all.

    De Profundis

    Oscar Wilde

  • At any rate, he advised Langdon to give Diablo a patient trial.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • "You will if you wait," advised Farrell, a tinge of asperity in his tone.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser


British Dictionary definitions for advised

advised

adjective
  1. resulting from deliberationSee also ill-advised, well-advised
Derived Formsadvisedly (ədˈvaɪzɪdlɪ), adverb

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

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 advised

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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