Adviser



one who gives .
Education. a teacher responsible for students on academic matters.
a fortuneteller.
Contemporary Examples

“I think Romney is right to make Russia an issue,” one adviser said.
Romney’s Foreign-Policy Team: Anyone Home? Eli Lake July 1, 2012

Bush adviser Mark McKinnon says the president was actually excited to spend time yesterday with the man taking his job.
The New Civility Mark McKinnon November 10, 2008

“It is a mistake to focus too much on the base,” this adviser says.
Romney’s Secret Signals May Convince Voters He’s Truly Center-Right Howard Kurtz April 17, 2012

Vice President Biden along with NSC adviser Tom Donilon mark the center—there is no left.
Exclusive: Obama’s Secret Afghan Exit Formula Leslie H. Gelb June 9, 2011

Garfield won his first contracts for Glevum as an adviser to the U.S. military in Iraq.
America’s New Mercenaries Tim Shorrock December 14, 2010

Historical Examples

Her cousin and adviser, Cardinal Pole, died within three days of her.
A History of England Charles Oman

In this tedious and protracted inquiry he had no instructor, nor assistant, nor adviser.
Self-Help Samuel Smiles

Woman-like, she threw the blame of her lover’s action entirely upon the adviser.
A German Pompadour Marie Hay

The man who does not regard his own rights will hardly do for an adviser in the affairs of others.
Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald

You have been my adviser, my counsellor, my friend—ay, more than a brother to me.
The Cambrian Sketch-Book R. Rice Davies

noun
a person who advises
(education) a person responsible for advising students on academic matters, career guidance, etc
(Brit, education) a subject specialist who advises heads of schools on current teaching methods and facilities
n.

1610s, agent noun from advise (v.). Meaning “military person sent to help a government or army in a foreign country” is recorded from 1915. Alternative form, Latinate advisor, is perhaps a back-formation from advisory.

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