• Billy Bull advising with Captain Talbot
    Billy Bull advising with Captain Talbot
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n adviser an expert who gives advice "an adviser helped students select their courses","the United States sent military advisors to Guatemala"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An etiquette writer of the 1840's advised, "Ladies may wipe their lips on the tablecloth, but not blow their noses on it."
    • n Adviser One who advises.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1860, 'Godey's Lady's Book' advised US women to cook tomatoes for at least 3 hours.
    • n adviser One who gives advice or admonition; also, in a bad sense, one who instigates or persuades. Specifically, in politics, one of the counselors or ministers about a ruler, who may or may not be legally responsible for their superior's official acts. In the United States government the official advisers of the President are the heads of the various departments, collectively called the Cabinet. He requests their opinions in accordance with custom, but not through any provision of the Constitution. In England, until the middle of the seventeenth century, the Privy Council formed the King's executive advisers. This body, greatly enlarged, is now summoned in full only upon extraordinary occasions, and the ordinary advisers of the crown are those members of the ministry who constitute the Cabinet, which is in effect a committee of the Privy Council. The responsibility rests with the ministry, and not with the sovereign. See cabinet, and privy council, under council.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Adviser one who advises or gives advice
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise.”
  • William Penn
    “A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.”
  • T. S. Eliot
    “No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be: am an attendant lord, one that will do to swell a progress, start a scene or two, advise the prince.”
  • John Ruskin
    “It is advisable that a person know at least three things, where they are, where they are going, and what they had best do under the circumstances.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “The world has suffered more from the ravages of ill-advised marriages than from virginity.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Long engagements give people the opportunity of finding out each other's character before marriage, which is never advisable.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. aviser, from advis or avis. See Advice.


In literature:

I advise you, in that case, to remain at home, and peacefully await the bounties of your son Eugene.
"The Fortune of the Rougons" by Emile Zola
So that they are advised with upon every article relating to us, or that may affect us.
"Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Sir Jacob, however, showed no signs of anger, but proceeded to point out our road and to advise us as to our journey.
"Micah Clarke" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Please don't advise me, but remain within the limits of your official capacity.
"Redemption and Two Other Plays" by Leo Tolstoy
I would advise you to make your appearance in it.
"Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Advises her to keep fair with Lovelace.
"Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
If the meat has not been purchased personally, it is advisable to weigh it in order to verify the butcher's bill.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
If the fruit is to be canned for pie, it will be advisable to use thin sirup and then use more sweetening when pies are made.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
I have advisedly used the adverb 'practically' in connection with it.
"Freedom's Battle" by Mahatma Gandhi
Advises her how to proceed with, and what to say to, Lovelace.
"Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Possessing a pair-royal, it is generally advisable to lay out the other cards for crib, unless it belongs to the adversary.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
The company having arrived at the indicated position; a further advance by the same means may be advisable.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
Besides this, it is likewise advisable to take a stock of coloured linen.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
It is advisable to first render aseptic the seat of operation, and to sterilize both the needle and the syringe by boiling.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
A twelvemonth after his death, the widow was advised to demand the bond, and to take the mortgage off record.
"Miles Wallingford" by James Fenimore Cooper
He sent instead a note advising some one to go over to Plant's headquarters.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
I advise you not to.
"Adventures in Swaziland" by Owen Rowe O'Neil
Be the guilt of it on the adviser.
"Lord Chatham" by Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
I've not much difficulty in advising you if that's the sort of trouble you're in.
"The Honour of the Clintons" by Archibald Marshall
Then one sometimes wonders what may lie behind it, though an attempt to ascertain is not always advisable.
"Long Odds" by Harold Bindloss

In poetry:

So when I look in beauty's face,
Or that of king or saint or sage,
It seems to me I darkly trace
Their being to a rutting rage . . .
Had I been Deity's adviser
Meseems I might have planned it wiser.
"Procreation" by Robert W Service
He loosed his clasp; when, rising,
The bird—as if surmising—
Bore due to southward, crossing by the Froom,
And Durnover Great-Field and Fort, the soldier clear advising—
Prompted he wist by Whom.
"The Alarm" by Thomas Hardy
And to hear the innocent birds, on a fine Summer day,
Carolling their sweet songs, so lively and gay,
Therefore, holiday makers, be advised by me,
And visit beautiful Rothesay, by the side of the Sea.
"Beautiful Rothesay" by William Topaz McGonagall
There is also a fine bathing establishment near the pier,
Where the tourist can bathe without any fear;
And as the tourists there together doth stroll,
I advise them to visit a deep chasm called Daddy's Hole.
"Beautiful Torquay" by William Topaz McGonagall
Therefore all lovers of the picturesque, bo advised by me
And the beautiful scenery of the River Leith go and see,
And I am sure you will get a very great treat,
Because the River of Leith scenery cannot be beat.
"The River of Leith" by William Topaz McGonagall
Sweet were the dayes, when thou didst lodge with Lot,
Struggle with Jacob, sit with Gideon,
Advise with Abraham, when thy power could not
Encounter Moses' strong complaints and moan:
Thy words were then, Let me alone.
"Decay" by George Herbert

In news:

In the past six months or so he has emerged as one of the most powerful presidential advisers in American history.
In addition to those committees established elsewhere under this chapter or other chapters of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, the board of governors shall create such committees as it may deem advisable and necessary from time to time.
Several Russian experts were brought to Brazil to teach at universities or to advise the space program.
Mohamed Gadallah, legal adviser to President Mohamed Morsi, told Egyptian daily Al-Masri Al-Youm that the amendment being considered would seek to reintroduce full Egyptian sovereignty and control over the Sinai peninsula.
At Camp David , Advise and Dissent.
I usually advise investors to wait until yearend before making any tax motivated decisions regarding capital gain or loss recognition.
"You want to have one person, maybe someone with a bit of a musical background, to direct the group," Bird advises.
An adviser to Mr Carrión , Davidson Goldin, said Mr Carrión had recently left the Democratic Party and was unaffiliated.
FRANKFORT — Members of a Christians-only health insurance plan that has been ordered to cease operations in Kentucky should get different policies immediately, the state Department of Insurance advised Friday.
Glendale police are advising residents to look out for a vehicle that may be tied to a string of catalytic converter thefts.
Now that Proposition 204 – the extension of the 1 cent sales tax for education – is assured of a spot on the November ballot, I can now strongly advise Arizonans not to vote for it.
Debevoise, Latham Advise as CD&R Exchanges Vows with David's Bridal.
Schulte Roth, Nishimura Advising Cerberus Capital on Planned $2.5 Billion Japanese Bank Exit.
(CBS News) David Axelrod, senior adviser to the Obama campaign, on Monday called Mitt Romney's running mate a " certifiable right-wing ideologue" and compared his reception to the greeting Sarah Palin received four years ago.
The Office of Personnel Management, CFC 's parent agency, said it is taking the report under advisement.

In science:

From the tests reported here, we advise only using the system above 10V.
Characterisation of the VELO High Voltage System
To study this example it is not advisable to write down the homogeneous coordinate ring.
An invitation to toric degenerations
However, in cosmology it is advisable to probe different ways to explain observations and alternative initial hypotheses.
Practical cosmology and cosmological physics
P ´olya has advised that “if there is a problem you can’t solve , then there is an easier problem you can solve: find it” ( P ´olya , 1945).
Quantum algorithms for algebraic problems
Then they advise to start testing the software to calculate the actual time and actual cost for each priority category.
Non Homogeneous Poisson Process Model based Optimal Modular Software Testing using Fault Tolerance
It is advisable to use gnuplot , since it offers higher flexibility for that purpose and gives you more information useful to estimate the quality of a fit.
Introduction to Randomness and Statistics
We also have received very many valuable advises from Nicole Bontemps, Tristan Cren and Dimitri Roditchev.
"Moth-eaten effect" driven by Pauli blocking, revealed for Cooper pairs
I know of no adequate way of thanking my adviser Dan Knopf for his kind guidance and unwavering support. I am also thankful for the support received by the National Science Foundation under the agreement No.
Non-negative Ricci curvature on closed manifolds under Ricci flow
In their paper, Dwivedi and Pandey (2003, henceforth DP) considered a new energy equation and concluded that the results of Porter et al. (1994) and of Pek¨unl¨u et al. (2002) were in error and advised to replace the energy equation by Equation (4) of DP.
Comment on `Oblique Propagation and Dissipation of Alfv\'en Waves in Coronal Holes' by Srivastava and Dwivedi
However, at this point of the design some new information, derived from the ongoing tests of the new JAMEX64I4 v2 ASIC, totally changed the situation: being considered not advisable to run the JAMEX multiplexer at the relatively high 2 MHz clock needed for this solution, a completely new idea started to take place.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
However, to eventually recover the chiral character of the electroweak interaction (under which left-handed particles transform as doublets, while the right-handed ones are singlets), is is advisable to focus on the N = 1 case.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
It is strongly advised to give the descriptive name of the observable as comment.
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders
Although it will be never an ideal time for testing, it is advised to select test dates and timeframes that will minimize the side effects.
Software Design Document, Testing, and Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS - a Team 1 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Consequently, it is advised that when a bug is getting fixed, a test that exposed the bug is recorded and regularly reused after a set of changes to the program.
Software Design Document, Testing, and Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS - a Team 1 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Since the falsealarm probability estimate depends critically on this assumption, it is advisable to perform more robust significance estimates that do not depend on that assumption.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data