Definition of advise in English:

advise

verb

  • 1reporting verb Offer suggestions about the best course of action to someone.

    with object and infinitive ‘I advised him to go home’
    with object ‘he advised caution’
    no object ‘we advise against sending cash by post’
    • ‘Most homeopaths advise against the use of essential oils if you are taking a homeopathic remedy.’
    • ‘They advise against the sales of items that could be faulty and pose a danger risk like the brakes failing on a pushchair.’
    • ‘The main body lies roughly to the north-east, though I advise against using a compass.’
    • ‘I don't like to read books and generally advise against it, as it damages the eyes.’
    • ‘All books printed over the last ten years advise against acquiring a kitten or puppy this way.’
    • ‘I would advise against using it in the riot tomorrow, or at all, until you know how to work it.’
    • ‘You should lock into a fixed rate for the best deal - but experts advise against tying up your money for more than a year.’
    • ‘Experts advise against planting hostas closer in an attempt to get a full effect sooner.’
    • ‘Even if your security officers advise against it, why not pull over and mingle with the crowd?’
    • ‘No, I don't mind people buying proof copies, but I'd advise against buying them to collect.’
    • ‘The above guidelines advise against antibiotics because of their ineffectiveness, which may not be true.’
    • ‘I strongly advise against the incorporation of emergency laws into our ordinary legal system.’
    • ‘He took the view that the course I had advised was entirely acceptable and ethical.’
    • ‘He or she might advise against it because it may put you at risk of complications.’
    • ‘While it is may seem appropriate to bring flowers to a hostess, I usually advise against it.’
    • ‘I do not use fixed spools for heavy fishing and would advise against it.’
    • ‘If you get a chance to sell your soul in the second week of February I would advise against it.’
    • ‘The aim of the course is to advise and assist parents in the bringing up of their children in a drug free environment.’
    • ‘The experts advise against turning existing bedrooms into almost anything else.’
    • ‘We advise against all but essential travel to all other parts of Iraq.’
    counsel, give counsel, give counselling, give guidance, guide, make recommendations, offer suggestions, offer opinions, give hints, give tips, give pointers, direct, give direction, give directions, instruct, give instruction, illuminate, educate
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    1. 1.1with object Recommend.
      ‘sleeping pills are not advised’
      • ‘He is, though, viewed as the man who would be more likely to advise caution.’
      • ‘Your doctor will assess you, and advise the best course of treatment to deal with the problem.’
      • ‘He talked to friends, who advised the secure option.’
      • ‘The doctor then uses the diagnosis to advise the correct course of treatment for this particular patient.’
      • ‘Letting go is of course not advised but only used as a demonstration.’
      • ‘Long runs are not advised, as these require more endurance than stamina.’
      • ‘And it may encourage solicitors to advise silence for other than good objective reasons.’
      • ‘Admission is free but donations are encouraged and early arrival is advised.’
      • ‘Another release had a curious note advising the recommending of headphones when listening.’
      • ‘He is not against the idea of modernity, but advises caution.’
      • ‘The court would express the hope that whatever course was medically advised would be honoured.’
      • ‘I wouldn't advise sleeping pills, but a nice warm bath might do the trick.’
      • ‘As my name suggests, I am not qualified to offer advice but I would advise caution’
      • ‘The doctor diagnosed the condition, advising doses of testosterone over any recommended levels.’
      advocate, suggest, recommend, commend, urge, admonish, bid, encourage, enjoin, push for, press for, subscribe to, endorse, champion, back, support, speak for, call for, campaign for, argue for, promote, prompt
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    2. 1.2with object Inform (someone) about a fact or situation in a formal or official way.
      ‘you will be advised of the requirements’
      with object and clause ‘the lawyer advised the court that his client wished to give evidence’
      • ‘She claims she was not advised of alternative pharmacies as the pharmacist refused to speak to her.’
      • ‘I was not advised of anything except to come back to the House because the session was to continue.’
      • ‘If you're hurt in an accident, your lawyer can advise you on the value of your claim.’
      • ‘I am also advised by officials that there was one particular design fault in one of the windows of the cells.’
      • ‘We were not advised of the circumstances in which any member should withdraw.’
      • ‘When I asked if I could fight this in court, I was advised that it was my word against theirs.’
      • ‘That was largely because we were advised by our lawyers that such an admission would not help in any litigation.’
      • ‘The newspaper also asked why he would not name the lawyer who advised him that he was in the clear.’
      • ‘Some officials who should be advising farmers were themselves awaiting details.’
      • ‘We were only advised of this legal position when we sought to follow up the progress of investigation of complaints.’
      • ‘The patient was advised of the fracture and was managed conservatively with a splint.’
      • ‘Officials are advising customers that the health risk is very small, but they say it is sensible not to eat the pizza.’
      • ‘Last night we advised them that we were cancelling our subscription.’
      • ‘I am not arguing - I am advising your Honours as to the court's approach.’
      • ‘They had hoped to do their push along the road but were advised by police that it was too dangerous.’
      • ‘His lawyer has advised him that if attacked in his home he is within his rights to use the revolver.’
      • ‘I will amend archived entries to include corrections of fact and advise you accordingly.’
      • ‘I was recently advised of a splendid plan to unloose some sparrow hawks in Glasgow's parks and squares.’
      • ‘He also said that downloads from now on will advise people on the situation.’
      • ‘I was advised of it by email from an Australian journalist, who asked for a comment.’
      inform, notify, give notice, apprise, brief, give intelligence, send word, keep posted, warn, forewarn
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French aviser, based on Latin ad- ‘to’ + visere, frequentative of videre ‘to see’. The original senses included ‘look at’ and ‘consider’, hence ‘consult with others’.

Pronunciation

advise

/ədˈvʌɪz/