- 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
1275–1325; late Middle English; replacing Middle English avisen < Anglo-French, Old French aviser, verbal derivative of avis opinion (< a vis; see advice)
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- 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
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 pre-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.
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