Definitions

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

Etymologies

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)

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