Definition of adviser in English:

adviser

(also advisor)

noun

  • A person who gives advice in a particular field.

    ‘the military adviser to the President’
    • ‘He also acted as an adviser to doctors involved in partnership disputes.’
    • ‘Picture my surprise when I read the suggestion that he could have been a health adviser to the Blair government.’
    • ‘He's since gone on to chronicle his experiences in a book, and of course act as advisor in the movie.’
    • ‘There is no way that the chief adviser to the president is going to be someone out on bail.’
    • ‘He had stepped down as an adviser to the board of Leeds United days earlier.’
    • ‘An adviser to the Royal Mail has been involved in discussions with major banks.’
    • ‘He was the artistic adviser to the Queen, and he had certain proclivities, which they all had.’
    • ‘His wide experience has made him a top adviser to the Home Office and the police.’
    • ‘He runs an engraving business in Halifax and is an adviser to Halifax Rugby League Football Club.’
    • ‘She was phoned back not by the MP, but by a special adviser to the secretary of state.’
    • ‘He was a specialist adviser to the malaria consortium programme to promote malaria control strategies.’
    • ‘A leading adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer was due in Bradford today to talk to trade unionists.’
    • ‘At the moment I am an adviser to the Minister of the Interior, but I will be quitting soon.’
    • ‘He spent 30 years as an adviser to the Treasury, working closely with nine chancellors.’
    • ‘He continues to serve as a senior adviser to the Ministry of the Interior.’
    • ‘He is now a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and an adviser to the Pentagon.’
    • ‘Strangely, he is the adviser to the transport department whose services the police use.’
    • ‘The former chartered accountant has also been an adviser to the Scottish Executive.’
    • ‘I suggest your friend either contact a tax adviser to work out the liability or go directly to her own inspector of taxes.’
    • ‘Presently, he has his hands full as an adviser to European Parliament on Guatanemo Bay.’
    • ‘In the past he has been an adviser to the New Zealand and Russian Governments on pensions policy.’
    counsellor, mentor, guide, consultant, consultee, confidant, confidante, right hand man, right hand woman, aide, helper
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Usage

The spellings adviser and advisor are both correct. Adviser is more common, but advisor is also widely used, especially in North America. Adviser may be seen as less formal, while advisor often suggests an official position

Pronunciation

adviser

/ədˈvʌɪzə/