Advise



to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following:
I advise you to be cautious.
to recommend as desirable, wise, prudent, etc.:
He advised secrecy for the sake of national security.
to give (a person, group, etc.) information or notice (often followed by of):
The investors were advised of the risk. They advised him that this was their final notice.
to take counsel; consult (usually followed by with):
I shall advise with my friends.
to offer counsel; give or recommend particular actions, conduct, etc.:
I shall act as you advise.
Contemporary Examples

There are three historic ones in town: Galatasaray, Cemberlitas, and Aga, and all concierges will advise you to visit them.
The Breathtaking Mosques of Istanbul Jolie Hunt January 8, 2010

If it passes, she says, “it would be very, very hard for me to advise clients to apply for protection.”
The House’s Immigrant Betrayal With New Violence Against Women Act Michelle Goldberg May 16, 2012

The McCain campaign has suggested that Raines had been asked to advise Barack Obama on housing and mortgage matters.
The Money Trail Beast Wire October 6, 2008

We advise you not to publish anti-Bandera [that is, anti-Ukrainian] propaganda on your social network accounts.
Russia Tells ‘Tourists’ How to Go Fight in Ukraine Oleg Shynkarenko April 12, 2014

Thought Catalog recently created a guide to advise readers about how to appropriately use Stickers.
Facebook Is Giving Users More Ways to Express Themselves. And It’s Terrible. Winston Ross August 27, 2013

Historical Examples

But no matter for that now; only that I would that Robin Hood were here to advise us.
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Howard Pyle

“You will have the other trustees to advise with,” said his mother.
Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald

“Mr. Wentworth must see it and advise me,” was all she could say.
Fifty-Two Stories For Girls Various

The girl has no friends, no father or mother to advise with or help her.
Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden

“I should not advise you to leave the house together,” said the manager.
The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4 George W. M. Reynolds

verb (when transitive, may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
to offer advice (to a person or persons); counsel: he advised the king, to advise caution, he advised her to leave
(formal) (transitive) sometimes foll by of. to inform or notify
(mainly US or obsolete) (intransitive) foll by with. to consult or discuss
v.

late 13c., avisen “to view, consider,” from Old French aviser “deliberate, reflect, consider” (13c.), from avis “opinion” (see advice). Meaning “to give counsel to” is late 14c. Related: Advised; advising.

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    to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following: I advise you to be cautious. to recommend as desirable, wise, prudent, etc.: He advised secrecy for the sake of national security. to give (a person, group, etc.) information or notice (often followed by of): The investors were advised of the risk. They […]

  • Advise with

    to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following: I advise you to be cautious. to recommend as desirable, wise, prudent, etc.: He advised secrecy for the sake of national security. to give (a person, group, etc.) information or notice (often followed by of): The investors were advised of the risk. They […]



  • Advised

    considered (usually used in combination): ill-advised; well-advised. informed; apprised: The president was kept thoroughly advised. to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following: I advise you to be cautious. to recommend as desirable, wise, prudent, etc.: He advised secrecy for the sake of national security. to give (a person, group, etc.) […]

  • Advisedly

    after careful or thorough consideration; deliberately. Contemporary Examples I use “business” advisedly because so much of the attention around journalism today is about the reduced resources to fund it. The Heroes Who Can Save Journalism Peter Osnos June 28, 2009 Historical Examples I say rise, and I say it advisedly; for the sciences also form […]



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