preadvice

advice

[ad-vahys]
noun
1.
an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc.: I shall act on your advice.
2.
a communication, especially from a distance, containing information: Advice from abroad informs us that the government has fallen. Recent diplomatic advices have been ominous.
3.
an official notification, especially one pertaining to a business agreement: an overdue advice.

Origin:
1250–1300; late Middle English advise; replacing Middle English avis (with ad- ad- for a- a-5) < Old French a vis (taken from the phrase ce m'est a vis that is my impression, it seems to me) < Latin ad (see ad-) + vīsus (see visage)

preadvice, noun

advice, advise (see synonym study at the current entry).


1. admonition, warning, caution; guidance; urging. Advice, counsel, recommendation, suggestion, persuasion, exhortation refer to opinions urged with more or less force as worthy bases for thought, opinion, conduct, or action. Advice is a practical recommendation as to action or conduct: advice about purchasing land. Counsel is weighty and serious advice, given after careful deliberation: counsel about one's career. Recommendation is weaker than advice and suggests an opinion that may or may not be acted upon: Do you think he'll follow my recommendation? Suggestion implies something more tentative than a recommendation: He did not expect his suggestion to be taken seriously. Persuasion suggests a stronger form of advice, urged at some length with appeals to reason, emotion, self-interest, or ideals: His persuasion changed their minds. Exhortation suggests an intensified persuasion or admonition, often in the form of a discourse or address: an impassioned exhortation. 2. intelligence, word. 3. notice, advisory.
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advice (ədˈvaɪs)
 
n
1.  recommendation as to appropriate choice of action; counsel
2.  (sometimes plural) formal notification of facts, esp when communicated from a distance
 
[C13: avis (later advise), via Old French from a Vulgar Latin phrase based on Latin ad to, according to + vīsum view (hence: according to one's view, opinion)]

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advice
c.1300, auys "opinion," from O.Fr. avis "opinion," from phrase ce m'est à vis "it seems to me," or from V.L. *mi est visum "in my view," ult. from L. ad- "to" + visum, neut. pp. of videre "to see" (see vision). The unhistoric -d- was introduced in Eng. 15c., on model
of L. words in ad-. Substitution of -c- for -s- is 18c., to preserve the breath sound and to distinguish from advise.
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