advise

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Middle English avisen (to perceive, consider, inform), from Old French aviser, from Late Latin advisō, from ad + visō, from Latin videō (to see), visum (past participle of videō). See also advice.

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

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

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