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verb [intransitive/transitive]     advise pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleadvising
past tenseadvised
past participleadvised
  1. 1
    to give your opinion to someone about the best thing to do in a particular situation

    I’m afraid I’m not able to advise you.

    advise someone to do something:

    Her doctor advised her to rest.

    Students are advised to read all the questions carefully.

    advise someone against something:

    Police are advising the public against travelling in the fog.

    advise someone that:

    The bank advised us that we should increase our insurance cover.

    advise that:

    Experts advise that sunscreen should be reapplied on an hourly basis.

    strongly advise:

    I strongly advise you to reject the offer.

    1. a.
      to give people advice, especially as your job

      Our team of legal experts will be pleased to help and advise you.

      advise someone on/about something:

      His job is to advise the government on public health issues.

      advise someone what/where/how/when:

      She advises clients where to invest their money.

      advise on something:

      He was called in to advise on the use of computers in the classroom.

  2. 2
    formal to tell someone facts or information that they need to know

    The committee will advise all applicants of its decision by 30 June.

    advise that:

    The letter advised that the time of the meeting had changed.

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