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Definition of the noun advice

What does advice mean as a name of something?

Advice is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: advices

  1. a proposal for an appropriate course of action
    • examples: You ought to ask him for advice. | I need your advice. | You should have acted on her advice. | You must pay attention to his advice. | You should have accepted his advice. | You may as well follow his advice. | All you have to do is follow his advice. | All that you have to do is to follow his advice. | It would be better for you not to ask him for advice. | You should follow your teacher's advice.
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: proposal = something proposed
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun advice


  1. An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel.
  2. [obsolete] Deliberate consideration; knowledge.
  3. Information or notice given; intelligence; as, late advices from France; -- commonly in the plural. In commercial language, advice usually means information communicated by letter; -- used chiefly in reference to drafts or bills of exchange; as, a letter of advice. McElrath.
  4. [legal] Counseling to perform a specific illegal act. Wharton.
  5. [computing, programming] In aspect-oriented programming, the code whose execution is triggered when a join point is reached.


"Advice" is a cataloged instance, composition.


  1. Advice is a form of relating personal or institutional opinions, belief systems, values, recommendations or guidance about certain situations relayed in some context to another person, group or party often offered as a guide to action and/or conduct. Put a little more simply, an advice message is a recommendation about what might be thought, said, or otherwise done to address a problem, make a decision, or manage a situation. Advice is believed to be theoretical, and is often considered taboo as well as helpful. The kinds of advice can range from systems of instructional and practical toward more esoteric and spiritual, and is often attributable toward problem solving, strategy seeking, and solution finding, either from a social standpoint or a personal one. Advice may pertain to relationships, lifestyle changes, legal choices, business goals, personal goals, career goals, education goals, religious beliefs, personal growth, motivation, inspiration and so on. Advice is not pertinent to any solid criteria, and may be given freely, or only given when asked upon. In some cultures advice is socially unacceptable to be released unless requested.
  2. Advice, in constitutional law, is formal, usually binding, instruction given by one constitutional officer of state to another. Especially in parliamentary systems of government, Heads of state often act on the basis of advice issued by prime ministers or other government ministers. For example, the monarch of Belgium formally appoints Ministers of the Crown on the advice of his or her prime minister.
  3. Advice: In aspect and functional programming, advice describes a class of functions which modify other functions when the latter are run; it is a certain function, method or procedure that is to be applied at a given join point of a program.
    • also known as Advice in aspect-oriented programming
  4. Advice: In computational complexity theory, an advice string is an extra input to a Turing machine which is allowed to depend on the length n of the input, but not on the input itself. A decision problem is in the complexity class P/f if there is a polynomial time Turing machine M with the following property: for any n, there is an advice string A of length f such that, for any input x of length n, the machine M correctly decides the problem on the input x, given x and A.
    • also known as 建議

Phrases with Advice

  1. advice boat
  2. advice and consent
  3. word of advice

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Advice

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Google previewHow to Be a Real Estate Investor (2012)

by Phil Pustejovsky

simplest way to avoid this devastating outcome is to always ask yourself if the person providing the advice is a reliable source on the subject. Has the person who is providing the opinion on real estate made an absolute fortune investing in ...

Google previewGreat Funny Quotes: Sweeten Your Life with Laughter (2011)

by David Young

Kin Hubbard The trouble with giving advice is that people want to repay you. — Franklin Jones Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. — Erica Jong You will always find some Eskimo ready to instruct ...

Google previewHuman Interests (1990)

Reflections on Philosophical Anthropology by Nicholas Rescher

The issue of the merits or demerits of merely special-purpose or hypothetical advice is a matter of means-ends rationality. It hinges on the strictly factual issue of the efficacy of the proposed means to the designated ends. The issue of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Motherhood (2010)

by Andrea O'Reilly

Advice literature for mothers includes books, magazine articles, newsletters, pamphlets, Websites, and other popular literature, typically written by professionals, aimed at instructing mothers in the care of children. In traditional societies ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the Old Testament (1990)

by G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren

Like a plan, advice can either succeed or fail — the latter often not for internal reasons but because a third party, human or divine, intervenes. How this can happen ...

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

See Also: FRIENDSHIP, FUTILITY Advice after an evil is done is like medicine after death —Danish proverb It's quite common to substitute the word “mischief” for “evil.” Advice is like kissing: it costs nothing and is a pleasant thing to do — Josh ...

Google previewDictionary of Social Welfare (2016)

by Noel W Timms, Rita Timms

'Advice in a welfare context is important for two reasons. First, a growing number of organisations are concerned that the citizen is well informed about possible remedial actions (e.g. through the Citizens' Advice Bureaux) or seeks to use ...

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Quotes about Advice

When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both. (Al Franken)
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Scrabble value of A1D2V4I1C3E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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