AskDefine | Define advise

Dictionary Definition



1 give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud" [syn: counsel]
2 give information or notice to; "I advised him that the rent was due" [syn: notify, give notice, send word, apprise, apprize]
3 make a proposal, declare a plan for something [syn: propose, suggest]

User Contributed Dictionary



avisen < aviser < lang=la < ad + visare < videre, visum. See also advice.



  1. To give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed; to counsel; to warn.
  2. To give information or notice to; to inform; — with of before the thing communicated.
    we were advised of the risk.

Usage notes

Derived terms


to give advice to; to offer an opinion; to counsel; to warn
  • Finnish: neuvoa
  • French: conseiller
  • Japanese: 助言する
to give information or notice to; to inform
  • Finnish: neuvoa
  • French: conseiller, renseigner
  • Japanese: 注意する

Extensive Definition

Advice may refer to:
  • Advice (opinion), an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct.
  • Advice (constitutional), in constitutional law, a frequently binding instruction issued to a constitutional office-holder
  • Advice in aspect-oriented programming, a piece of code executed when a join point is reached
  • Advice (complexity), in complexity theory, a string with extra information used by Turing machine or other computing device
  • Pay advice, whereby employees are informed of having received directly deposited pay
  • Legal advice, the giving of a formal and binding opinion regarding the substance or procedure of the law
  • Advice column, a regular feature in a newspaper or magazine
advise in Simple English: Advice

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

acquaint, admonish, advertise, advertise of, advocate, alert, apprise, brief, bring word, caution, clue, coach, coax, collogue, commend, communicate, confab, confabulate, confer, consult, consult with, counsel, cry havoc, deliberate, direct, disclose, encourage, enlighten, familiarize, fill in, forewarn, give fair warning, give notice, give the facts, give warning, give word, guide, huddle, impart, induce, inform, instruct, issue an ultimatum, kibitz, leave word, let know, let out, meddle, mention to, notify, parley, persuade, post, powwow, prescribe, propose, recommend, register, report, reveal, send word, serve notice, sound the alarm, speak, submit, suggest, tell, threaten, tip, tip off, treat, urge, utter a caveat, verse, warn, warn against, win over
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