advise: Meaning and Definition of

ad•vise

Pronunciation: (ad-v?z'), [key]
? v., -vised, -vis•ing.
?v.t.
  1. to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following: I advise you to be cautious.
  2. to recommend as desirable, wise, prudent, etc.: He advised secrecy.
  3. to give (a person, group, etc.) information or notice (often fol. by of): The investors were advised of the risk. They advised him that this was their final notice.
?v.i.
  1. to take counsel; consult (usually fol. by with): I shall advise with my friends.
  2. to offer counsel; give advice: I shall act as you advise.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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