One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounNorth American
- ‘Then the FDA will take that into advisement and make a decision sometimes in the near future.’
- ‘Nonetheless, meaness filtered out, the input is taken into advisement.’
- ‘We are constantly seeking ways to create a full developmental program, beginning with assessment and advisement.’
- 1.1 Advice or counsel.
- ‘Students need ‘culturally sensitive advisement and TLC,’ he says.’
- ‘He is active in student advisement with 75-100 advisees.’
- ‘Implications to student advisement are also discussed.’
- ‘That same enthusiasm and respect is what prompted two of his current students to seek his advisement.’
- ‘As a word of advisement to travellers: in Wawa, refrain from riding the Big Goose.’
take something under advisement
Reserve judgement while considering something.
defer, postpone, put off, delay, withholdView synonyms
- ‘Take their comments under serious advisement.’
- ‘He takes under advisement the opinions of legal scholars.’
- ‘We took this under advisement, and then went anyway.’
- ‘She simply recommended that this case be taken under advisement.’
- ‘Otherwise, they can just use the boards to deflect criticism and take their suggestions under perpetual advisement.’
Middle English: from Old French avisement, from aviser ‘look at’ (see advise).
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