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advice

Syllabification: ad·vice
Pronunciation: /ədˈvīs
 
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Definition of advice in English:

noun

1Guidance or recommendations concerning prudent future action, typically given by someone regarded as knowledgeable or authoritative: she visited the island on her doctor’s advice even successful businessmen asked his advice
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
guidance, counseling, counsel, help, direction;
information, recommendations, guidelines, suggestions, hints, tips, pointers, ideas, opinions, views, input, words of wisdom
1.1A 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.
1.2 archaic Information; news: 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.

Origin

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, judgment', hence later 'an opinion given'.

Phrases

take advice

1
Obtain information and guidance, typically from an expert: he should take advice from his accountant
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  • Then I take advice from experts and they confuse me even further.
  • The two critical ingredients to the balance between giving advice and taking advice are talent and respect.
  • If you are seriously taking advice from him then you shouldn't vote at all.
(usually take someone's advice)1.1 Act according to recommendations given: he took my advice and put his house up for sale
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  • She said she did not know how many senators had taken his advice.
  • He was not bound to take anyone's advice.
  • Burris said he would not be taking Durbin's advice to resign.

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