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or advisor

[ad-vahy-zer] /ædˈvaɪ zər/
one who gives advice.
Education. a teacher responsible for advising students on academic matters.
a fortuneteller.
Origin of adviser
1605-15; advise + -er1
Related forms
advisership, noun Unabridged
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  • Her cousin and adviser, Cardinal Pole, died within three days of her.

    A History of England Charles Oman
  • In this tedious and protracted inquiry he had no instructor, nor assistant, nor adviser.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • Woman-like, she threw the blame of her lover's action entirely upon the adviser.

    A German Pompadour Marie Hay
  • The man who does not regard his own rights will hardly do for an adviser in the affairs of others.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • You have been my adviser, my counsellor, my friend—ay, more than a brother to me.

    The Cambrian Sketch-Book R. Rice Davies
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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