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Webster 1913 Edition


Advise

Ad-vise′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Advised
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Advising
.]
[OE.
avisen
to perceive, consider, inform, F.
aviser
, fr. LL.
advisare
.
advisare
;
ad
+
visare
, fr. L.
videre
,
visum
, to see. See
Advice
, and cf.
Avise
.]
1.
To give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed; to counsel; to warn.
“I shall no more advise thee.”
Milton.
2.
To give information or notice to; to inform; – with of before the thing communicated;
as, we were
advised
of the risk
.
To advise one’s self
,
to bethink one's self; to take counsel with one's self; to reflect; to consider.
[Obs.]
Bid thy master well
advise
himself.
Shakespeare
Syn. – To counsel; admonish; apprise; acquaint.

Ad-vise′

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To consider; to deliberate.
[Obs.]
Advise
if this be worth attempting.
Milton.
2.
To take counsel; to consult; – followed by with;
as, to
advise
with friends
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Advise

ADVI'SE

,
Verb.
T.
s as z. [See Advice.]
1.
To give counsel to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed; as, I advise you to be cautious of speculation.
2.
To give information; to communicate notice; to make acquainted with; followed by of, before the thing communicated; as, the merchants were advised of the risk.
3.
To deliberate, consider, or consult.
Advise thyself of what word I shall bring again to him that sent me. 1Ch. 21.
But in this sense, it is usually intransitive.

ADVI'SE

,
Verb.
I.
To deliberate, weigh well, or consider.
Advise and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me. 2Sam. 24.
To advise with is to consult for the purpose of taking the opinions of others.

Definition 2022


advise

advise

English

Alternative forms

  • advize (obsolete)
  • avise [13th–16th c.]
  • avize [16th c.]

Verb

advise (third-person singular simple present advises, present participle advising, simple past and past participle advised)

  1. (transitive) To give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed.
    The dentist advised brushing three times a day.
    • 1992, Burns, D. & Pierce, J.P., Tobacco Use in California 1990-1991, Sacramento: California Department of Health Services (ISBN 9781437910919), page 88
      Of those current smokers who had seen a physician within the last year, 35.7% of the males and 27.6% of the females reported never having been advised to stop smoking by their physician.
  2. (transitive) To give information or notice to; to inform or counsel; with of before the thing communicated.
    We were advised of the risk.
    The lawyer advised me to drop the case, since there was no chance of winning.
  3. (intransitive) To consider, to deliberate.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. VIII, The Election
      [] Samson is reported to the King accordingly. His Majesty, advising of it for a moment, orders that Samson be brought in with the other Twelve.
  4. (obsolete, transitive) To look at, watch; to see.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.v:
      when that villain he auiz'd, which late / Affrighted had the fairest Florimell, / Full of fiers fury, and indignant hate, / To him he turned []

Usage notes

  • This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing). See Appendix:English catenative verbs.

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:advise

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