from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To offer advice to; counsel.
- transitive v. To recommend; suggest: advised patience.
- transitive v. Usage Problem To inform; notify.
- intransitive v. To take counsel; consult: She advised with her associates.
- intransitive v. To offer advice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To look at, watch; to see.
- v. To give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed; to counsel; to warn.
- v. To give information or notice to; to inform; — with of before the thing communicated.
- v. To consider, to deliberate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed; to counsel; to warn.
- transitive v. To give information or notice to; to inform; -- with of before the thing communicated.
- transitive v. To consider; to deliberate.
- transitive v. To take counsel; to consult; -- followed by with.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To look at; view.
- To give counsel to; offer an opinion to, as worthy or expedient to be followed: as, I advise you to be cautious *** speculation.
- To recommend as wise, *** etc.; suggest as the proper course of action: as, under these circumstances we advise abstinence.
- 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.
- Synonyms To counsel, admonish, suggest (to), recommend (to).—4. To inform, apprise, acquaint.
- To deliberate; take thought; consider; reflect: sometimes used reflexively.
- 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.
- To counsel; give advice: as, I will act as you 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.]
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a proposal, declare a plan for something
- v. inform (somebody) of something
- v. give advice to
Middle English avisen, advisen, from Old French aviser, from avis, advice; see advice.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English avisen ("to perceive, consider, inform"), from Old French aviser, from Late Latin advisare, from ad + visare, from Latin videre ("to see"), visum (past participle of videre). See also advice. (Wiktionary)