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From Middle English avisen (“to perceive, consider, inform”), from Old French aviser, from avis, or from Late Latin advisō, from ad + visō, from Latin videō (“to see”), visum (“past participle of videō”). See also advice.
- (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.
- The lawyer advised me to drop the case, since there was no chance of winning.
- 1992, Burns, D. & Pierce, J.P., Tobacco Use in California 1990-1991, Sacramento: California Department of Health Services, →ISBN, 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.
- (transitive) To recommend; to offer as advice.
- The dentist advised brushing three times a day.
- (transitive) To give information or notice to; to inform or counsel; — with of before the thing communicated.
- We were advised of the risk.
- (intransitive) To consider, to deliberate.
- (obsolete, transitive) To look at, watch; to see.
- (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.
- (Scotland, law) To deliver judgment after a case has been reserved for further consideration.
Conjugation of advise
- (to offer an opinion): counsel, warn; See also Thesaurus:advise
- (to give information or notice): inform, notify; See also Thesaurus:inform
to give advice to; to offer an opinion; to counsel; to warn
to give information or notice to; to inform
- Misspelling of .