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[ad-vahyz] /ædˈvaɪz/
verb (used with object), advised, advising.
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 followed by of):
The investors were advised of the risk. They advised him that this was their final notice.
verb (used without object), advised, advising.
4.
to take counsel; consult (usually followed by with):
I shall advise with my friends.
5.
to offer counsel; give advice:
I shall act as you advise.
Origin
late Middle English
1275-1325
1275-1325; late Middle English; replacing Middle English avisen < Anglo-French, Old French aviser, verbal derivative of avis opinion (< a vis; see advice)
Related forms
preadvise, verb (used with object), preadvised, preadvising.
readvise, verb, readvised, readvising.
Can be confused
advice, advise (see synonym study at advice)
Synonyms
1. counsel, admonish, caution. 2. suggest. 3. inform, notify, apprise, acquaint. 4. confer, deliberate, discuss, consult.
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  • Only rarely can officials sneak into the room to advise their leaders.
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  • With that in mind, part of the committee's remit is to advise the government on how to sell a waste dump to the public.
  • Open notebook science is a good idea, but I would advise caution.
British Dictionary definitions for advise

advise

/ədˈvaɪz/
verb (when transitive, may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
1.
to offer advice (to a person or persons); counsel: he advised the king, to advise caution, he advised her to leave
2.
(formal) (transitive) sometimes foll by of. to inform or notify
3.
(mainly US or obsolete) (intransitive) foll by with. to consult or discuss
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Vulgar Latin advīsāre (unattested) to consider, from Latin ad- to + visāre (unattested), from vīsere to view, from vidēre to see
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Word Origin and History for advise
v.

late 13c., avisen "to view, consider," from Old French aviser "deliberate, reflect, consider" (13c.), from avis "opinion" (see advice). Meaning "to give counsel to" is late 14c. Related: Advised; advising.

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