The definition of advice is a recommendation provided to serve as a guide to handle a situation.
An example of advice is the suggestion to avoid dating a guy with a bad reputation.
- opinion given as to what to do or how to handle a situation; counsel
- [usually pl.] information or report: diplomatic advices
- letter of advice
Origin of adviceMiddle English avis from Old French from Medieval Latin advisum from advisus, past participle of advidere from Classical Latin ad-, at + videre, to look
- Opinion about what could or should be done about a situation or problem; counsel.
- often advices Information communicated; news: advices from an ambassador.
Origin of adviceMiddle English avis, advice from Old French avis from (ester) a vis to seem a to ( from Latin ad ; see ad- . ) vis seen ( from Latin vīsum what seems (good) ) ( from ) ( neuter past participle of vidēre to see ; see weid- in Indo-European roots.)
(usually uncountable, plural advices)
- An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel.
- Information or notice given; intelligence; as, late advices from France; commonly in the plural. In commercial language, advice usually means information communicated by letter; used chiefly in reference to drafts or bills of exchange; as, a letter of advice.
- (law) Counseling to perform a specific illegal act.
- (computing, programming) In aspect-oriented programming, the code whose execution is triggered when a join point is reached.