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English definition of “advise”

advise

verb     /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 wait ing 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.Giving 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 .Announcing, informing and stating Grammar:Advice or advise?Advice /ədˈvɑɪs/ is a noun and means a suggestion about what someone should do. It is uncountable:
(Definition of advise verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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