What does advise mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rede, advise, counselverb

    give advice to

    "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"

  2. advise, notify, give notice, send word, apprise, apprizeverb

    inform (somebody) of something

    "I advised him that the rent was due"

  3. propose, suggest, adviseverb

    make a proposal, declare a plan for something

    "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"


  1. adviseverb

    To look at, watch; to see.

  2. adviseverb

    To give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed; to counsel; to warn.

  3. adviseverb

    To give information or notice to; to inform; with of before the thing communicated.

  4. adviseverb

    To consider, to deliberate.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ADVISEverb

    Etymology: adviser, Fr.

    If you do stir abroad, go arm’d. ————
    ———— Arm’d, brother! ————
    ———— Brother, I advise you to the best. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.

    I would advise all gentlemen to learn merchants accounts, and not to think it a skill that belongs not to them. John Locke.

    When I consider the scruples and cautions I here lay in your way, methinks it looks as if I advised you to something which I would have offered at, but in effect not done.

    You were advis’d, his flesh was capable
    Of wounds and scars; and that his forward spirit
    Would lift him, where most trade of danger rang’d. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. ii.

    Such discourse bring on,
    As may advise him of his happy state;
    Happiness in his pow’r, left free to will. Paradise Lost.

    A posting messenger dispatch’d from hence,
    Of this fair troop advis’d their aged prince. John Dryden, Æneid.

  2. To Adviseverb

    Advise if this be worth
    Attempting, or to sit in darkness here,
    Hatching vain empires. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. ii.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adviseverb

    to give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed; to counsel; to warn

  2. Adviseverb

    to give information or notice to; to inform; -- with of before the thing communicated; as, we were advised of the risk

  3. Adviseverb

    to consider; to deliberate

  4. Adviseverb

    to take counsel; to consult; -- followed by with; as, to advise with friends



    ADVISE is a research and development program within the United States Department of Homeland Security Threat and Vulnerability Testing and Assessment portfolio. It is reported to be developing a massive data mining system, which would collect and analyze data on everyone in the United States and perform a "threat analysis" of them. The data can be everything from financial records, phone records, emails, blog entries, website searches, and any other electronic information that can be put into a computer system. The information is then analyzed, and used to monitor social threats such as community-forming, terrorism, political organizing, or crime. ADVISE will possess the ability to store one quadrillion data entities The exact scope and degree of completion of the program is unclear. ADVISE is in the 2004-2006 Federal DHS Budget as a component of the $47 million TVTA program. The program was officially scrapped in September 2007 after the agency's internal Inspector General found that pilot testing of the system had been performed using data on real people without required privacy safeguards in place.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Advise

    ad-vīz′, v.t. to give advice or counsel to: to recommend: to inform (usually with of).—v.i. to consult (with): (obs.) to deliberate:—pr.p. advīs′ing; pa.p. advīsed′.—ns. Advisabil′ity, Advis′ableness.—adj. Advis′able, that may be advised or recommended: prudent: expedient: open to advice.—adv. Advis′ably.—adjs. Advis′atory (rare); Advised′, cautious: deliberate, as in well-advised and ill-advised.—adv. Advis′edly, intentionally.—ns. Advis′edness, deliberate consideration: prudent procedure; Advise′ment (obs. or arch.), counsel, deliberation; Advis′er, one who advises or gives advice; Advis′ing (Shak.), counsel, advice. [O. Fr. aviser, from advis or avis. See Advice.]

Editors Contribution

  1. advise

    To provide guidance or direction using data, facts, information, proof, research or statistics.

    They gave advice, only when asked.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

  2. advise

    To share, discuss or communicate advice.

    The government advice was sensible, practical and logical.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'advise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4636

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'advise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3020

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'advise' in Verbs Frequency: #378

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  1. avised

  2. Davies

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of advise in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of advise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of advise in a Sentence

  1. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    It represents a continuation of our advise-and-assist mission.

  2. Lisa Davis:

    The updated Thrifty Food Plan better reflects the way families live today, where working households do not have unlimited hours to prepare food from scratch and modern dietary guidelines advise a wider variety of foods, particularly leafy greens and lean proteins, which can be more costly.

  3. Noordin Haji:

    With intelligence ... you can only advise or warn, you don't have the executive powers.

  4. Michael Lawhorn:

    Assigning a permanent general officer to the area to oversee the train, advise, assist mission is a sign of how important Helmand is both to the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the international coalition.

  5. Len Nielson:

    California Tribes advise Cal Fire on traditional ecological knowledge for increasing the use of cultural burning and we are working to incorporate that knowledge into our own practices, including when, where and how prescribed burns are conducted, our relationship to California's Tribal community continues to evolve and we look forward to working collaboratively with Tribes to increase and expand the use of cultural burning.

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  • نصحArabic
  • ра́іць, пара́іцьBelarusian
  • съобщавам, съветвам, препоръ̀чвам, известявамBulgarian
  • poradit, informovat, raditCzech
  • beraten, ratenGerman
  • συμβουλεύωGreek
  • aconsejar, asesorar, notificarSpanish
  • neuvoaFinnish
  • conseiller, renseignerFrench
  • thoir comhairle do, tairg comhairle do, comhairlichScottish Gaelic
  • ráðaIcelandic
  • raccomandare, notificare, consigliare, avvisare, consultarsi, informareItalian
  • 注意, 助言Japanese
  • praecipio, moneōLatin
  • сове́туваMacedonian
  • adviseren, inlichten, raadgeven, advies geven, informerenDutch
  • rådeNorwegian
  • poradzić, radzićPolish
  • avisar, notificar, aconselhar, informar, opiniarPortuguese
  • извести́ть, посове́товать, извеща́ть, рекомендова́ть, сообща́ть, порекомендова́ть, сообщи́ть, сове́товатьRussian
  • savetovati, саветовати, савјетовати, savjetovatiSerbo-Croatian
  • poradiť, radiťSlovak
  • svetovatiSlovene
  • rådaSwedish
  • సలహా ఇచ్చుTelugu
  • пора́дити, ра́дитиUkrainian
  • konsälönVolapük
  • 劝告Chinese

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