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[ad-vahy-zer] /ædˈvaɪ zər/
one who gives advice.
Education. a teacher responsible for advising students on academic matters.
a fortuneteller.
Also, advisor.
Origin of adviser
1605-15; advise + -er1
Related forms
advisership, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for adviser
  • The advisers who serve them are even more anonymous.
  • Bradley does not aspire to be a policy adviser, nor does she coach her husband on speeches.
  • The administrative assistant was confident that the adviser would rectify those mistakes of style.
  • If you deal with a financial adviser, that individual should have records of your investment holdings.
  • If that all sounds too hard, consider hiring a broker or other financial adviser.
  • He said he was initially reluctant to take up a formal role, then agreed to act as an economic adviser.
  • He knew them by name, and was their friend and adviser.
  • He becomes my patient and insightful scalping adviser.
  • Consider a school simply as a means to the end of getting the specific adviser you want.
  • Goldman's report concludes that it should disclose conflicts of interest when it acts as an adviser or fiduciary to its clients.
British Dictionary definitions for adviser


a person who advises
(education) a person responsible for advising students on academic matters, career guidance, etc
(Brit, education) a subject specialist who advises heads of schools on current teaching methods and facilities
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Word Origin and History for adviser

1610s, agent noun from advise (v.). Meaning "military person sent to help a government or army in a foreign country" is recorded from 1915. Alternative form, Latinate advisor, is perhaps a back-formation from advisory.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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