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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 advisor
  • Let me just acknowledge the presence of some of my outstanding Cabinet members and advisors.
  • Although he has retired, he still works with Jacq as editorial advisor.
  • They submitted their theses to their advisors on time.
  • It is very common that financial advisors will recommend taking the lump sum distribution.
  • Of course, you should always check with your advisor.
  • He will also serve as an advisor to the company.
  • Your mentor is not your thesis advisor.
  • I'd hate to be the advisor that gave him the thumbs-up on this little adventure.
  • The petition also asks that charges be brought against three company executives and a tax advisor.
  • He is also an on-the-spot advisor and trouble-shooter.
British Dictionary definitions for advisor


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 advisor



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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