SUGGEST [I, T] › to make a suggestion about what you think someone should do or how they should do something: [+ to do sth] His doctor advised him to take time off work. They advise the government on environmental matters. The government is advising against travelling in the area. [+ that] They're advising that children be kept out of the sun altogether. GIVE INFORMATION [T] formal › to give someone official information about something: They were advised of their rights.