advise[ad vīz′, əd-]
- The definition of advise is to offer a suggestion about what should be done in a situation.
A mother warning her child to bring rain boots and an umbrella to an outdoor activity on a day that rain is expected is an example of advise.
transitive verbadvised, advising
- to give advice or an opinion to; counsel
- to offer as advice; recommend
- to notify; inform: he was advised of the facts
Origin of adviseMiddle English avisen, origin, originally , to consider ; from Old French aviser ; from Medieval Latin advisare ; from advisum: see advice
- to discuss something and get advice; consult (with a person)
- to give advice
verbad·vised, ad·vis·ing, ad·vis·es
- To offer advice to; counsel: advised him to study abroad; advised that we should reconsider the idea.
- To recommend; suggest: advised patience.
- To inform; notify: advised us that the meeting had been postponed.
- To offer advice: How would you advise?
- To take counsel; consult: She advised with her associates.
Origin of adviseMiddle English avisen, advisen, from Old French aviser, from avis, advice; see advice.
(third-person singular simple present advises, present participle advising, simple past and past participle advised)
- This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing). .