- 1Offer suggestions about the best course of action to someone: [with object and infinitive]: I advised him to go home [with object]: he advised caution [no object]: we advise against sending cash by postMore example sentences
- The above guidelines advise against antibiotics because of their ineffectiveness, which may not be true.
- I strongly advise against the incorporation of emergency laws into our ordinary legal system.
- While it is may seem appropriate to bring flowers to a hostess, I usually advise against it.
- 1.1 [with object] Recommend: sleeping pills are not advisedMore example sentences
- Another release had a curious note advising the recommending of headphones when listening.
- And it may encourage solicitors to advise silence for other than good objective reasons.
- The doctor diagnosed the condition, advising doses of testosterone over any recommended levels.
- 1.2 [with object] Inform (someone) about a fact or situation in a formal or official way: you will be advised of the requirements [with object and clause]: the lawyer advised the court that his client wished to give evidenceMore example sentences
inform, notify, give notice, apprise, brief, give intelligence, send word, keep posted, warn, forewarn; acquaint with, make familiar with, make known to, let know, enlighten as to, give information about, keep up to date with, update about• informal give the gen, give the low-down, give the rundown, fill in on, gen up on, clue up about, clue in on, put in the picture about, put wise about, keep up to speed with
- I was recently advised of a splendid plan to unloose some sparrow hawks in Glasgow's parks and squares.
- I was advised of it by email from an Australian journalist, who asked for a comment.
- She claims she was not advised of alternative pharmacies as the pharmacist refused to speak to her.
Middle English: from Old French aviser, based on Latin ad- 'to' + visere, frequentative of videre 'to see'. The original senses included 'look at' and 'consider', hence 'consult with others'.