Meaning of “advice” in the English Dictionary

"advice" in English

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advicenoun [ U ]

uk /ədˈvaɪs/ us /ədˈvaɪs/

A2 an opinion that someone offers you about what you should do or how you should act in a particular situation:

Steven gave me some good advice.
I think I'll take your advice (= do what you suggest) and get the green dress.
Can I give you a piece of advice?
I need some advice on which computer to buy.
[ + to infinitive ] My advice is to go by train.
We went to Paris on Sarah's advice.

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(Definition of “advice” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"advice" in American English

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advicenoun [ U ]

us /ədˈvɑɪs, æd-/

an opinion that someone offers you about what you should do or how you should act in a particular situation:

She gave me some good advice.
I think I’ll take your advice and go home.

(Definition of “advice” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"advice" in Business English

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uk /ədˈvaɪs/ us

[ U ] an opinion that someone gives you about what you should do or how you should behave in a particular situation:

advice about sth Some of them give really helpful advice about the job market.
advice about/on sth Speak to an independent financial adviser for advice on personal pensions.
Managers were asked what one piece of advice they would give to the board to improve the quality of their working lives.
give/provide/offer advice He offers advice on rights when buying goods or services.
take/follow/seek advice A recent survey found that private investors are two and a half times more likely to follow advice in a newspaper column than from a financial adviser.
career/technical advice The website offers career advice for executives.
financial/tax/legal advice The firm sought independent legal advice.

[ C or U ] LAW a formal document telling you about a legal or financial arrangement you have been involved in:

advice of sale/dispatch/delivery The new owner was worried after receiving advice of sale from the vendor's lawyer.

(Definition of “advice” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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My advice to co-sign this resolution was not taken up in the end, and nor, in my opinion, was the wording of some sections of it ideal.
I challenge you to publish the legal service advice on the nuclear package so that the whole world will know that you fooled us on this issue.
I have a great deal of sympathy for your call to promote organic food for children and school canteens, but want to have advice on this from specialists.
They gave me very good advice.
We must engage in dialogue and debate with these interest groups, we must accept their advice and take account of their arguments, that we must.
The advice given by experts to the many hearings was characterised by a consensus that the progress of this disease was to be resisted.
I suppose you do not always have the same legal advice when you have two lawyers, any more than two economists ever agree on financial matters.
Any fisheries management regulation must end with the usual proviso that decisions will be taken in accordance with the best available scientific advice.
We are presently engaged in the acquisition of the information and the scientific advice to enable us to bring forward legislation along these lines.
On the one hand, we are talking about a report - a report that was not a report, merely an advice - voted by one committee.

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