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verb uk   us   /ədˈvaɪz/
B1 [I or T] to give someone advice: [+ to infinitive] I think I'd advise him to leave the company. His doctor advised him against smoking. I'd strongly advise against making a sudden decision. [+ that] They're advising that children be kept at home. [+ -ing verb] I'd advise waiting until tomorrow. [+ question word] She advised us when to come. She advises the president (= gives information and suggests types of action) on African policy. You would be well advised to (= it would be wise for you to) have the appropriate vaccinations before you go abroad. Note: Do not confuse with the noun, advice. [T] formal to give someone official information about something: They were advised of their rights. [+ that] Our solicitors have advised that the costs could be enormous.
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