advice

Definitions

  • Panurge Seeks the Advice of Pantagruel--3-08-240
    Panurge Seeks the Advice of Pantagruel--3-08-240
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n advice a proposal for an appropriate course of action
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 53% of us would take advice from Ann Landers.
    • Advice An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel. "We may give advice , but we can not give conduct."
    • Advice (Crim. Law) Counseling to perform a specific illegal act.
    • Advice Deliberate consideration; knowledge. "How shall I dote on her with more advice ,
      That thus without advice begin to love her?"
    • Advice Information or notice given; intelligence; as, late advices from France; -- commonly in the plural.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n advice An opinion recommended, or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel; suggestion.
    • n advice Deliberate consideration; reflection; cogitation.
    • n advice Information; notice; intelligence; a communication, especially from a distance, containing information: as, to receive advice of a coming storm, or advices from abroad.
    • n advice Specifically In com., a notification by one person to another in respect to a business transaction in which they are mutually engaged, as information given by one party to another, by letter, as to the bills or drafts drawn upon him; formal official notice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Advice ad-vīs′ counsel: intelligence (usually in pl.): formal official intelligence about anything: specially skilled opinion, as of a physician or lawyer
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Quotations

  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    “It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.”
  • Aesop
    Aesop
    “Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.”
  • William R. Alger
    William R. Alger
    “We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.”
  • Philip James Bailey
    Philip James Bailey
    “The worst men often give the best advice.”
  • Ivern Ball
    Ivern Ball
    “Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.”
  • Josh Billings
    Josh%20Billings
    “Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. avis, F. avis,; , + OF. vis, fr. L. visum, seemed, seen; really p. p. of videre, to see, so that vis, meant that which has seemed best. See Vision, and cf. Avise Advise
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. advis (Fr. avis)—L. ad visum, according to what is seen or seems best.

Usage

In literature:

Take this advice from an old man.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
Much discussion took place over this advice.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
Never give advice unasked.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Advice and Friendship of Mothers.
"The Young Man's Guide" by William A. Alcott
She too, had come to ask advice.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
What advice can we give to a woman who barters her youthful charms for the fortune of an aged husband?
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
It's a matter of importance, and I want your advice.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
And now will you let me give you one little bit of advice?
"Cousin Henry" by Anthony Trollope
Almost his last advice to you was about getting an education.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Timothy and I took his advice, and were soon fast asleep.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
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In poetry:

CLARIN. Simple
Is the answer: no one follows
The advice which he has given
To another.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
CLAUDIUS.
He who gave the advice should see
Also after the effect.
Let us all from this withdraw.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
O how I love thy holy law!
'Tis daily my delight;
And thence my meditations draw
Divine advice by night.
"Psalm 119 part 5" by Isaac Watts
Best is the old advice
Which we so oft despise,
"Cast not a clout
Till May goes out."
May like a maiden, lies.
"Charming May" by John Hartley

However much he counsels hem
And gives him sound advice,
Not even his own fathers word
Does he consider good.
"As I Look On" by Khoshal Khan Khattak
"And when CAREW'S advice I've got,
Divorce A MENSA I shall try."
(A legal separation - not
A VINCULO CONJUGII.)
"Baines Carew, Gentleman" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Buzzard, a popular author, speaker, and a pastor in Silicon Valley, offers advice to married men on wooing their wives in the same way they did during courtship.
Cocaine for Sore Throats, Chloroform for Asthma, and Kerosene for Croup : Medical Advice From 1910.
Advice from an 8-year-old informed playwright Liz Duffy Adams as she created a swashbuckling musical.
"Being a noted Lothario, people often ask me for sex advice, but guys, if you truly want to win over a woman the real key is the cuddle ," he explains in a sultry voice.
For expert advice, we turned to Craftsbury Commons resident Bill Lee.
Kids don't often know or even notice school custodians , but at Breck, Kulesza has positioned herself as another mentor for the kids, there with advice and encouragement when they need it.
"Read the book before seeing the movie" is some of the most annoying yet valid advice in existence.
Jim Souhan analyzes the local sports scene and advises you to never take his betting advice.
Finally, some medical advice that doesn't mean sacrifice: eating dark chocolate appears to bring down blood pressure in people with hypertension, researchers said yesterday.
(MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY Advice abounds about how to manage your email, from etiquette tips to advice on nuking your inbox and declaring email bankruptcy.
Erica Dasher of "Jane by Design" shares the best advice that she has learnt from co-star Andie MacDowell.
A sibling who doesn't heed advice.
Here, engineers share advice on how to handle such important projects and keep their clients' operations running.
Phil gives Ashley advice on how to protect herself from being slipped a date rape drug at a party.
Expert advice for achieving and maintaining a stunning smile.
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In science:

Schutte and Dr. R¨ottgering for advice and Dr.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
Hehl for the careful reading the manuscript and useful advice.
Spin-driven inflation
Sch¨ucker is warmly thanked for suggesting the sub ject of this article as well as for his many advices. B.
Left-Right Symmetric Models in Noncommutative Geometries?
Kra jewski are also very much thanked for all their comments and advices.
Left-Right Symmetric Models in Noncommutative Geometries?
We wish to thank referee Paolo Tozzi for helpful criticism and advice.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
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