Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

advice

 - definition
 
 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun [uncountable] advice pronunciation in British English /ədˈvaɪs/
 
  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.

 

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

garbage patch

a collection of debris, mostly consisting of plastic, which moves around in the sea …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog