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or ad·vi·sor

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  1. one who gives advice.
  2. Education. a teacher responsible for advising students on academic matters.
  3. a fortuneteller.
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Origin of adviser

First recorded in 1605–15; advise + -er1
Related formsad·vis·er·ship, noun
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Related Words for adviser

coach, consultant, counselor, confidant, aide, instructor, monitor, tipster, nestor, admonitor

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  1. a person who advises
  2. education a person responsible for advising students on academic matters, career guidance, etc
  3. British education a subject specialist who advises heads of schools on current teaching methods and facilities
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Word Origin and History for adviser


1610s, agent noun from advise (v.). Meaning "military person sent to help a government or army in a foreign country" is recorded from 1915. Alternative form, Latinate advisor, is perhaps a back-formation from advisory.

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