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
- 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 v&imacron;sum, what seems (good), from neuter past participle of vid&emacron;re, 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.