Definition of advisory in US 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 to the government’
    ‘an independent advisory committee’
    • ‘An independent advisory body of technical experts in health and development should guide its funding decisions.’
    • ‘He has chaired the council - an advisory body to the National Assembly - for the past 11 years.’
    • ‘The inquiry's powers are entirely advisory and its purview has been defined by the Tory government itself.’
    • ‘Many people expected the agency to follow the recommendation of its advisory committee, which is its usual practice.’
    • ‘In addition, to maintain credibility as a scientific advisory body, the council needs to speak with one voice.’
    • ‘A Yorkshire assembly would have mainly advisory and planning powers.’
    • ‘The advisory body is expected to issue guidance on the cost effectiveness of the treatment by the end of the year.’
    • ‘It is an advisory body representing various sectional or functional interests.’
    • ‘Last in the chain is the advisory body, the National Security Advisory Board.’
    • ‘We do have an advisory body, but what we need is more active coordination and regulation, " he stated.’
    • ‘The measures stress that the council will be strictly an advisory body, with no executive powers.’
    • ‘It was hoped that he could be persuaded to wait on the committee in an advisory capacity.’
    • ‘Furthermore, the council was a purely advisory body and had no powers to legislate.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, this advisory body was not provided with the power to effectively enforce recommendations.’
    • ‘The agency and the Scottish executive are set to work much more closely with industry through a new advisory body.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There was also a ten-member Consultative Council, an advisory body.’
    • ‘It is likely that the advisory committee will adopt recommendations on the subject this fall.’
    • ‘The Minister has the power, and the new guardians fulfil an advisory capacity only.’
    consultative, consulting, advising, counselling, recommendatory, recommending, assisting, helping, aiding
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    1. 1.1 Recommended but not compulsory.
      ‘universities may treat the recommendations as advisory’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘However, the decision is only advisory and will in no way dictate the outcome of a separate decision-making process.’

nounPlural advisories

  • An official announcement, typically a warning about bad weather conditions.

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

advisory

/ədˈvaɪzəri//ədˈvīzərē/