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 mail’
    with direct speech ‘“Go to Paris,” he advised’
    • ‘The main body lies roughly to the north-east, though I advise against using a compass.’
    • ‘He took the view that the course I had advised was entirely acceptable and ethical.’
    • ‘Most homeopaths advise against the use of essential oils if you are taking a homeopathic remedy.’
    • ‘Even if your security officers advise against it, why not pull over and mingle with the crowd?’
    • ‘I don't like to read books and generally advise against it, as it damages the eyes.’
    • ‘I strongly advise against the incorporation of emergency laws into our ordinary legal system.’
    • ‘You should lock into a fixed rate for the best deal - but experts advise against tying up your money for more than a year.’
    • ‘I would advise against using it in the riot tomorrow, or at all, until you know how to work it.’
    • ‘They advise against the sales of items that could be faulty and pose a danger risk like the brakes failing on a pushchair.’
    • ‘I do not use fixed spools for heavy fishing and would advise against it.’
    • ‘The above guidelines advise against antibiotics because of their ineffectiveness, which may not be true.’
    • ‘While it is may seem appropriate to bring flowers to a hostess, I usually advise against it.’
    • ‘No, I don't mind people buying proof copies, but I'd advise against buying them to collect.’
    • ‘We advise against all but essential travel to all other parts of Iraq.’
    • ‘The aim of the course is to advise and assist parents in the bringing up of their children in a drug free environment.’
    • ‘He or she might advise against it because it may put you at risk of complications.’
    • ‘All books printed over the last ten years advise against acquiring a kitten or puppy this way.’
    • ‘If you get a chance to sell your soul in the second week of February I would advise against it.’
    • ‘Experts advise against planting hostas closer in an attempt to get a full effect sooner.’
    • ‘The experts advise against turning existing bedrooms into almost anything else.’
    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 (something)
      ‘sleeping pills are not advised’
      • ‘Admission is free but donations are encouraged and early arrival is advised.’
      • ‘The court would express the hope that whatever course was medically advised would be honoured.’
      • ‘And it may encourage solicitors to advise silence for other than good objective reasons.’
      • ‘As my name suggests, I am not qualified to offer advice but I would advise caution’
      • ‘Long runs are not advised, as these require more endurance than stamina.’
      • ‘He is, though, viewed as the man who would be more likely to advise caution.’
      • ‘Another release had a curious note advising the recommending of headphones when listening.’
      • ‘He is not against the idea of modernity, but advises caution.’
      • ‘Your doctor will assess you, and advise the best course of treatment to deal with the problem.’
      • ‘I wouldn't advise sleeping pills, but a nice warm bath might do the trick.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He talked to friends, who advised the secure option.’
      • ‘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’
      • ‘We were not advised of the circumstances in which any member should withdraw.’
      • ‘I will amend archived entries to include corrections of fact and advise you accordingly.’
      • ‘I am not arguing - I am advising your Honours as to the court's approach.’
      • ‘I am also advised by officials that there was one particular design fault in one of the windows of the cells.’
      • ‘He also said that downloads from now on will advise people on the situation.’
      • ‘That was largely because we were advised by our lawyers that such an admission would not help in any litigation.’
      • ‘The patient was advised of the fracture and was managed conservatively with a splint.’
      • ‘She claims she was not advised of alternative pharmacies as the pharmacist refused to speak to her.’
      • ‘Last night we advised them that we were cancelling our subscription.’
      • ‘When I asked if I could fight this in court, I was advised that it was my word against theirs.’
      • ‘Officials are advising customers that the health risk is very small, but they say it is sensible not to eat the pizza.’
      • ‘Some officials who should be advising farmers were themselves awaiting details.’
      • ‘I was advised of it by email from an Australian journalist, who asked for a comment.’
      • ‘The newspaper also asked why he would not name the lawyer who advised him that he was in the clear.’
      • ‘If you're hurt in an accident, your lawyer can advise you on the value of your claim.’
      • ‘We were only advised of this legal position when we sought to follow up the progress of investigation of complaints.’
      • ‘I was recently advised of a splendid plan to unloose some sparrow hawks in Glasgow's parks and squares.’
      • ‘I was not advised of anything except to come back to the House because the session was to continue.’
      • ‘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.’
      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

/ədˈvaɪz//ədˈvīz/