Definition of advice in English:


Line breaks: ad¦vice
Pronunciation: /ədˈvʌɪs


1 [mass noun] Guidance or recommendations offered with regard to prudent action: my advice is to see your doctor he should take advice from his accountant
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  • They were giving it out to customers as well as offering advice on the benefits of tap water over bottled water.
  • There are too many powerful men who truly believe that the Waltons offer dandy advice on life and morals.
  • Every week, it seems, women are offered ever more expert advice on how to manipulate their men.
guidance, advising, counselling, counsel, help, direction, instruction, information, enlightenment;
informal info, gen, dope, the low-down, the inside story
2A formal notice of a financial transaction: remittance advices
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  • Suppliers of medical services also have immediate access to their remittance advices which results in a paperless environment.
  • Cheques and remittance advices were raised mostly in alphabetical order, as per the purchase ledger.
  • We quote below a message which will represent your first advices in connection with this incident.
3 [mass noun] (also advices) archaic Information; news: the want of fresh advices from Europe
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  • Last evening a gentleman arrived here from Providence, by whom we are favour'd with the following, fresh advices from the northern army.
  • From this deplorable apathy Cortes was roused by fresh advices urging his presence in Mexico.
  • A few days before the arrival of the news of peace, he received private advices from the Continent which led him to anticipate it.


Middle English: from Old French avis, based on Latin ad 'to' + visum, past participle of videre 'to see'. The original sense was 'way of looking at something, judgement', hence later 'an opinion given'.

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