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

noun

  • An official announcement or warning.

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