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English definition of “advice”


noun [U]     /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.Giving advice Grammar:Advice or advise?Advice /ədˈvɑɪs/ is a noun and means a suggestion about what someone should do. It is uncountable:
(Definition of advice noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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