Definition of advisory in English:

advisory

adjective

  • 1Having or consisting in the power to make recommendations but not to take action enforcing them:

    ‘the Commission acts in an advisory capacity’
    • ‘An independent advisory body of technical experts in health and development should guide its funding decisions.’
    • ‘The inquiry's powers are entirely advisory and its purview has been defined by the Tory government itself.’
    • ‘It was hoped that he could be persuaded to wait on the committee in an advisory capacity.’
    • ‘In addition, to maintain credibility as a scientific advisory body, the council needs to speak with one voice.’
    • ‘Last in the chain is the advisory body, the National Security Advisory Board.’
    • ‘Many people expected the agency to follow the recommendation of its advisory committee, which is its usual practice.’
    • ‘It is an advisory body representing various sectional or functional interests.’
    • ‘We do have an advisory body, but what we need is more active coordination and regulation, " he stated.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, this advisory body was not provided with the power to effectively enforce recommendations.’
    • ‘It is likely that the advisory committee will adopt recommendations on the subject this fall.’
    • ‘A Yorkshire assembly would have mainly advisory and planning powers.’
    • ‘There was also a ten-member Consultative Council, an advisory body.’
    • ‘He has chaired the council - an advisory body to the National Assembly - for the past 11 years.’
    • ‘There is bound to be an ethical uproar when the advisory body reports its recommendations.’
    • ‘The ministerial advisory committee must consult the public - that is a very strict requirement.’
    • ‘The agency and the Scottish executive are set to work much more closely with industry through a new advisory body.’
    • ‘The advisory body is expected to issue guidance on the cost effectiveness of the treatment by the end of the year.’
    • ‘Furthermore, the council was a purely advisory body and had no powers to legislate.’
    • ‘The Minister has the power, and the new guardians fulfil an advisory capacity only.’
    • ‘The measures stress that the council will be strictly an advisory body, with no executive powers.’
    consultative, consulting, advising, counselling, recommendatory, recommending, assisting, helping, aiding
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    1. 1.1 Recommended but not compulsory:
      ‘the EC has put forward an advisory maximum figure’
      • ‘However, the decision is only advisory and will in no way dictate the outcome of a separate decision-making process.’
      • ‘They were lower than the recommended advisory goals by the National Health and Medical Research Council.’
      • ‘These cutoffs are advisory only.’
      • ‘It should be noted that the document is informative and advisory but has no legal authority.’
      • ‘Tax work, for example, is mainly advisory and involves interpreting law and figures rather than poring over a calculator all day.’

noun

  • An official announcement or warning:

    ‘a frost advisory’
    • ‘Airports closed, Amtrak curtailed service and driving advisories were issued.’
    • ‘Landslide advisories have been posted in eight Los Angeles counties.’
    • ‘Advisories warning of fish contamination in the region have been emerging for several years.’
    • ‘These advisories are promulgated by state environmental agencies and are under almost continual revision.’
    • ‘The advisories are typically practical advice in applying system patches and better configuring systems to be more secure.’
    • ‘The site has access to travel advisories and other news pertinent to out-of-the-way places that you plan to visit soon.’
    • ‘There are flood advisories for areas in the province and warnings about water seepage into basements.’
    • ‘And based on that, we'll decide whether to start advisories or upgrade it to a storm or hurricane.’
    • ‘Most of the news reports and advisories told people to make sure their security was up to date and their patches current.’
    • ‘A typical network administrator is deluged with security advisories, warnings, alerts, etc.’
    • ‘The advisory recommends reducing systolic blood pressure to less than 140 mm Hg.’
    • ‘Heat advisories are in effect all over the place here.’
    • ‘Heat advisories and warnings are posted today for cities including Washington and New York.’
    • ‘Second, as a rule of thumb, our advisories are generally about very serious problems.’
    • ‘The National Weather Service is posting warnings and advisories across the country.’
    • ‘Cities including Washington, Philadelphia, New York, they're all under heat advisories or warnings today.’
    • ‘Is anyone really paying attention to those advisories about content on cable?’
    • ‘Follow the label's instructions and heed safety advisories about ventilation and wearing respirators.’
    • ‘All advisories should be channelled through one agency.’
    • ‘And we do encourage citizens to listen to any media advisories concerning traffic conditions.’
    official communication, press release, bulletin, message, missive, dispatch, statement, report, news flash, notification, announcement, declaration, proclamation, pronouncement
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Pronunciation:

advisory

/ədˈvʌɪz(ə)ri/