• Billy Bull advising with Captain Talbot
    Billy Bull advising with Captain Talbot
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v advise give advice to "The teacher counsels troubled students","The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"
    • v advise inform (somebody) of something "I advised him that the rent was due"
    • v advise make a proposal, declare a plan for something "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Charlemagne with his advisers Charlemagne with his advisers

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."
    • Advise To consider; to deliberate. "Advise if this be worth attempting."
    • Advise To give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed; to counsel; to warn. "I shall no more advise thee."
    • Advise To give information or notice to; to inform; -- with of before the thing communicated; as, we were advised of the risk. "Bid thy master well advise himself."
    • Advise To take counsel; to consult; -- followed by with; as, to advise with friends.
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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.
    • advise To look at; view.
    • advise To give counsel to; offer an opinion to, as worthy or expedient to be followed: as, I advise you to be cautious *** speculation.
    • advise To recommend as wise, *** etc.; suggest as the proper course of action: as, under these circumstances we advise abstinence.
    • advise To give information to; communicate notice to; make acquainted with: followed by of before the thing communicated: as, the merchants were advised of the risk.
    • advise Synonyms To counsel, admonish, suggest (to), recommend (to).—4. To inform, apprise, acquaint.
    • advise To deliberate; take thought; consider; reflect: sometimes used reflexively.
    • advise To take counsel; join others in deliberating; seek the advice of another or others: followed by with: as, I shall advise with my friends as to what is to be done.
    • advise To counsel; give advice: as, I will act as you advise.
    • advise [Advise and its derivatives have been used by old writers in a number of other applications connected with the notions of seeing, viewing, reflecting, etc., suggested by the etymology.]
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Advise ad-vīz′ to give advice or counsel to: to recommend: to inform (usually with of)
    • v.i Advise to consult (with):
    • v.i Advise (obs.) to deliberate:—pr.p. advīs′ing; pa.p. advīsed′
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  • John N. Mitchell
    John N. Mitchell
    “You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.”
  • Sir Arthur Helps
    Sir Arthur Helps
    “The rich are always advising the poor, but the poor seldom return the compliment.”
  • 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.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. avisen, to perceive, consider, inform, F. aviser, fr. LL. advisare,. advisare,; ad, + visare, fr. L. videre, visum, to see. See Advice, and cf. Avise


In literature:

You shall accomplish and fulfil it, in the ways that shall appear most advisable to you.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXI, 1624" by Various
Seed should be sown early in May and the plants treated as advised for French Beans.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Advise the new governor that this decision is approved, and that he shall put it into practice accordingly.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XXII, 1625-29" by Various
I first advised propitiation.
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
In view of changed condition Jameson has been advised accordingly.
"The Transvaal from Within" by J. P. Fitzpatrick
He consulted me as to the advisability of accepting it, and I told him I thought he ought not to do so.
"Forty-one years in India" by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
The King had probably been advised to this on the pretext of preserving peace in Paris.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The bishops, upon consultation, thought it advisable to leave matters alone.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
If their weight is no objection to your plans, I should advise you to have a Dutch oven.
"How to Camp Out" by John M. Gould
He would betray his own father, and be sure that you refuse to do what the pettifogger has advised.
"Secret Band of Brothers" by Jonathan Harrington Green

In poetry:

All ye good people, afar and near,
To my request pray lend an ear;
I advise you all without delay to go
And see the Fair Maid's House - it is a rare show.
"The Fair Maid of Perth's House" by William Topaz McGonagall
They have been proved by thousands that have tried them
So that the people cannot them condemn.
Be advised by me one and all
Is the advice of Poet McGonagall.
"Beecham's Pills" by William Topaz McGonagall
We love the Queen, and guard her with loyalty,
She loves the People, ruling us faithfully,
And those who amongst us are wiser
Counsel her, each as a free adviser.
"Freedom (In Alcaics.)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
All ye pleasure-seekers, where'er ye be,
I pray ye all be advised by me,
Go and visit Tayport on the banks o' the Tay,
And there ye can spend a pleasant holiday.
"The Village of Tayport and Its Surroundings" by William Topaz McGonagall
'Twill comfort give, and 'twill advise.—
'Twill give thee pleasure, and success —
'Twill make thee to Salvation wise —
'Twill give thee endless happiness —
"Advice To Hear, And To Read, The Word Of God" by Rees Prichard
It strongly advised that the Butcher should be
Conveyed in a separate ship:
But the Bellman declared that would never agree
With the plans he had made for the trip:
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll

In news:

US Army Cultural Advisers Now Eyeing Mexico.
Romney adviser says jobless report ' damning .
Romney adviser Ed Gillespie (NBC News via Associated Press) more.
China Wealth Gap to Stay in Danger Zone , Government Adviser Says.
Don't dawdle , experts advise.
Harvey advises women to wait 90 days before being intimate in a relationship so you can get a clear vision on where the coupling is heading.
Detectives were advised a 7- day-old child had died.
David Gergen, a White House adviser to four presidents, is a senior political analyst for CNN.
White House adviser said on Thursday.
Ex-Bush adviser wants White House to ' declassify all of it.
Now he's taking hits from an inadvertent remark by one of his top advisers.
YouTube is full of ill-advised attempts at deep frying turkey.
Kimberley Dozier of the Associated Press reports that the burden of making the life-and-death decisions surrounding drone use is settling on the shoulders of a single man, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan.
The use of a financial adviser in your lifetime can be beneficial when it comes time for your executor to step in.
The Supreme Leader went on to tell students to distance themselves from the "political wrangling in the country," advising that "differences of opinion should not lead to divisions and friction".

In science:

Perhaps one of his lab partners has played an immense joke on him? The following question becomes immediate: If the experimenter is rational, how should he bet now on the next bit? Sticking doggedly with Bayesian conditioning, he would be advised to use near even odds, just as before.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
Also it is advisable to deal with singular spaces as they occur in the minimal model program.
Generically nef vector bundles and geometric applications
It is advisable to check the development of Goblin XNA.
Augmented Reality Implementation Methods in Mainstream Applications
The author is immensely grateful to his adviser Gennady Samorodnitsky for some helpful discussions.
Effect of truncation on large deviations for heavy-tailed random vectors
The reasoning in Section 4.1.1 is based heavily on cluster expansions and we advise the reader to read Appendix A before continuing.
Approach to ground state and time-independent photon bound for massless spin-boson models