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noun [uncountable] advice pronunciation in British English /ədˈvaɪs/
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  1. an opinion that someone gives you about the best thing to do in a particular situation

    You can always contact your tutor for advice and support.

    Ask your father for advice.

    give advice:

    Let me give you some advice.

    take someone’s advice (=do what someone advises):

    I took his advice and left.

    advice on/about:

    We are here to give people advice about health issues.

    legal/medical/expert etc advice:

    Tenants involved in a dispute with their landlord should seek legal advice.

    advice that:

    He ignored the doctor’s advice that he ought to lose weight.

    on someone’s advice:

    She’s acting on her lawyer’s advice.

    on the advice of someone (=because of someone’s advice):

    She applied to York University on the advice of her teacher.


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