Meaning of “if I were you” in the English Dictionary

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"if I were you" in British English

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if I were you

B1 used when you give someone advice:

If I were you, I'd probably go.
I think I'd take the money if I were you.

(Definition of “if I were you” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"if I were you" in American English

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if I were you

putting myself in your situation:

If I were you, I’d accept his apology.
Note: Used to give someone advice.

(Definition of “if I were you” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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