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noun [uncountable] advice pronunciation in American 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 teacher for advice and support.
    Ask your father for advice.
    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 New York University on the advice of her teacher.
    give advice: Let me give you some advice.
    take someone’s advice (=do what someone advises): I took his advice and left.
 

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