advise
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ədˈvaɪz/
Verb

advise (advises, present participle advising; past and past participle advised)

  1. (transitive) To give advice to; to offer an opinion to, as worthy or expedient to be followed.
    The dentist advised me to brush three times a day.
    • 1992, Burns, D. & Pierce, J.P., Tobacco Use in California 1990-1991, Sacramento: California Department of Health Services ISBN 9781437910919, page 88
      Of those current smokers who had seen a physician within the last year, 35.7% of the males and 27.6% of the females reported never having been advised to stop smoking by their physician.
  2. (transitive) To recommend; to offer as advice.
    The dentist advised brushing three times a day.
  3. (transitive) To give information or notice to; to inform or counsel; — with of before the thing communicated.
    We were advised of the risk.
    The lawyer advised me to drop the case, since there was no chance of winning.
  4. (intransitive) To consider, to deliberate.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. VIII, The Election
      […] Samson is reported to the King accordingly. His Majesty, advising of it for a moment, orders that Samson be brought in with the other Twelve.
  5. (obsolete, transitive) To look at, watch; to see.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.v:
      when that villain he auiz'd, which late / Affrighted had the fairest Florimell, / Full of fiers fury, and indignant hate, / To him he turned […]
  6. (obsolete, intransitive) To consult (with).
    • 1746, Charles Pinot Duclos, The history of Lewis xi. king of France. Transl (page 169)
      The armies drawing constantly nearer to each other, the king advised with his council, whether he should march against the Britons, or sall upon the count of Gharolois.
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