Verb advise Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


advise (third-person singular simple present advises, present participle advising, simple past and past participle advised)

  1. (transitive) To give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed.
  2. (transitive) To give information or notice to; to inform or counsel; — with of before the thing communicated.
  3. (intransitive) To consider, to deliberate.
  4. (obsolete, transitive) To look at, watch; to see.

More definition: give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following, I advise you to be cautious. recommend as desirable, wise, prudent, etc., He advised secrecy for the sake of national security. 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. take counsel; consult (usually followed by with), I shall advise with my friends. offer counsel; give advice or recommend particular actions, conduct, etc., I shall act as you advise.

1. to offer advice (to a person or persons); counsel, he advised the king, to advise caution, he advised her to leave

2. (formal) (transitive) sometimes foll by of. to inform or notify

3. (mainly US or obsolete) (intransitive) foll by with. to consult or discuss Word OriginC14, via Old French from Vulgar Latin advīsāre (unattested) to consider, from Latin ad- to + visāre (unattested), from vīsere to view, from vidēre to seeCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
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.


I couldn't think of a logical way to advise Detective Jackson.

"I included the whiskey, though I advise you to stop drinking soon," he said with brotherly firmness.

My queen, I feel I must advise you.

With the consent of his partner he resolved to go to Spain on behalf of the oppressed natives, and the result of his representations was that in 1516 Cardinal Jimenes caused a commission to be sent out for the reform of abuses, Las Casas himself, with the title of "protector of the Indians," being appointed to advise and report on them.

The Order of St Maurice was originally founded by Amadeus VIII., duke of Savoy, in 1434, when he retired to the hermitage of Ripaille, and consisted of a group of half-a-dozen councillors who were to advise him on such affairs of state as he continued to control.

"That is what I advise," said the Wizard.

In this world, all that data is processed using ever more sophisticated algorithms that apply the subjective values of each of us to the data and advise us on the wise decisions to make.

So in the present and future, when a technology comes along that represents such a change—that saves details of our activities with which to advise us later, or has us speaking to machines as if they were creatures—it will simply be more of the same.

Those who would not know what to do with more leisure than they now enjoy, I might advise to work twice as hard as they do--work till they pay for themselves, and get their free papers.

I would advise you to set in the spade down yonder among the ground-nuts, where you see the johnswort waving.

This is how I look at this affair: I know nothing about it and won't begin proceedings, but I advise you to ride over to the staff and settle the business there in the commissariat department and if possible sign a receipt for such and such stores received.

I like you and don't wish you any harm and--as you are only half my age--I advise you, as a father would, to cease all communication with men of that stamp and to leave here as soon as possible.

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