advise

advise
[[t]ædva͟ɪz[/t]]
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advises, advising, advised
1) VERB If you advise someone to do something, you tell them what you think they should do.

[V n to-inf] The minister advised him to leave as soon as possible...

[V n wh] Herbert would surely advise her how to approach the bank...

[V against n] I would strongly advise against it...

[V that] Doctors advised that he should be transferred to a private room. [Also V with quote]

2) VERB If an expert advises people on a particular subject, he or she gives them help and information on that subject.

[V n on n] ...an officer who advises undergraduates from London's City University on money matters...

[V on n] A family doctor will be able to advise on suitable birth control.

3) VERB If you advise someone of a fact or situation, you tell them the fact or explain what the situation is. [FORMAL]

[V n of n] ...the decision requiring police to advise suspects of their rights...

[V n of n] I think it best that I advise you of my decision to retire.

Syn:
inform, apprise
4) V-PASSIVE If an official document states that you are advised to do something, it is telling you the correct or appropriate thing to do. [FORMAL]

[be V-ed to-inf] Candidates in India are advised to submit their applications through the overseas student office in London...

Residents are advised not to put their rubbish bags on the pavement outside their houses.

5) See also , well advised

English dictionary. 2008.

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