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adviseverb [I/T]

 us   /ədˈvɑɪz, æd-/
to give ​advice to someone, or to ​suggest something
advisable
adjective  us   /ədˈvɑɪ·zə·bəl, æd-/
adviser
noun [C] (also advisor)  us   /ədˈvɑɪ·zər, æd-/
advisory
adjective  us   /ədˈvɑɪ·zə·ri, æd-/
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"advise" in British English

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adviseverb

uk   /ədˈvaɪz/  us   /ədˈvaɪz/
B1 [I or T] to give someone ​advice: [+ to infinitive] I ​think I'd advise him toleave the ​company. His ​doctor advised him againstsmoking. I'd ​strongly advise against making a ​suddendecision. [+ that] They're advising thatchildren 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 ​suggeststypes of ​action) onAfricanpolicy. 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 ​officialinformation about something: They were advised oftheirrights. [+ that] Our ​solicitors have advised that the ​costs could be ​enormous.

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"advise" in Business English

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adviseverb

uk   us   /ədˈvaɪz/
[I or T] to give someone useful ​information, or to tell them what you ​think they should do: advise (sb) to do sth Some ​employmentlawyers have advised ​employers to ​dismissstaff now, before the ​limit for ​compensation is ​raised.advise (sb) that The ​experts advised that Mr Dickinson should ​reduce his ​exposure to ​equities.advise (sb) against doing sth I would advise against you taking this ​job.advise (sb) on sth Lawyers advise on ​deals and ​customerlaw.
[T] to give someone ​information about something: advise sb of sth The ​courtheld that the ​defendants had ​failed to advise her of the ​risk.advise sb that He was advised that he might be ​required to sometimes ​worklonghours.
(Definition of advise from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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