- ad|vise [ əd`vaız ] verb intransitive or transitive ***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 traveling in the fog.advise someone that: The bank advised us that we should increase our insurance coverage.advise that: Experts advise that suntan lotion should be reapplied on an hourly basis.strongly advise: I strongly advise you to reject the offer.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 governor 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. ) FORMAL to tell someone facts or information that they need to know:The committee will advise all applicants of its decision by June 30th.advise that: The letter advised that the time of the meeting was changed.someone would be advised to do something FORMALused for saying what someone should definitely do:He would be well advised to practice a little harder before the next game.
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.