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Definition of the verb advise

What does advise mean as a doing word?

Advise is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: advised | advising | advises

  1. give advice to
    • examples: Sam cannot advise Sue | They advise him to write the letter
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient]Ellen alerted Helen | I asked himVerbs of Communication: admonish, caution, counsel, instruct, warn
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, quotation]Ellen warned Helen, 'Avoid that hole in the sidewalk.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause]Ellen warned Helen that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled Sara that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Ellen warned Helen how to avoid the crowd
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] against / about / concerning / on / regarding / respecting [Topic]Ellen warned Helen against skating on thin ice
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] of [Topic]My accountant warned me of the new loopholes in the tax code
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, quotation]Ellen complained, 'The mail didn't come today.' | Ellen warned, 'Avoid that hole in the sidewalk.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]Ellen warned that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan complained that the party would be tonight | Susan whispered that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Ellen warned how to avoid the crowd | Susan whispered how to avoid the crowd
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] against / about / concerning / on / regarding / respecting [Topic]Ellen warned against skating on thin ice
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient]I persuaded himVerbs of Urging: admonish, ask, badger, beg, convince, entreat, exhort, extort, implore, lobby, motivate, persuade, sway, urge
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] [Proposition, object control with infinitive]I persuaded him to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] [Proposition, that-complement clause]I persuaded him that he should come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] into [Proposition, not sentential clause]I persuaded him into action
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of advise: counsel / rede
    • more generic terms: discuss / hash out / talk over = speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail
    • more specific terms:
  2. inform (somebody) of something
    • example: I advised him that the rent was due
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient]Ellen alerted Helen | I asked himVerbs of Communication: admonish, caution, counsel, instruct, warn
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, quotation]Ellen warned Helen, 'Avoid that hole in the sidewalk.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause]Ellen warned Helen that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled Sara that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Ellen warned Helen how to avoid the crowd
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] against / about / concerning / on / regarding / respecting [Topic]Ellen warned Helen against skating on thin ice
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] of [Topic]My accountant warned me of the new loopholes in the tax code
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, quotation]Ellen complained, 'The mail didn't come today.' | Ellen warned, 'Avoid that hole in the sidewalk.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]Ellen warned that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan complained that the party would be tonight | Susan whispered that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Ellen warned how to avoid the crowd | Susan whispered how to avoid the crowd
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] against / about / concerning / on / regarding / respecting [Topic]Ellen warned against skating on thin ice
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic]Ellen said a few wordsVerbs of Communication: announce, articulate, blab, blurt, claim, confess, confide, convey, declare, mention, note, observe, proclaim, propose, recount, reiterate, relate, remark, repeat, report, reveal, say, state
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic] to [Recipient]Ellen said a few words to Helen
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, how-extraction]He confessed how she did it | I asked how she did it | I explained how it can be done | John suggested how she could do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, quotation]He says, 'It has to go.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]He ordered that he go
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause, not tensed]John suggested that he should go
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]I asked how to do it | I explained how to do it | John suggested how to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, what-extraction]He asked what he should do | I explained what he should do | John suggested what we should eat
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, what-infinitive clause]He asked what to do | I explained what to do | John suggested what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, quotation]Mr. Jacobson announced to the trading mob: 'We're going to trade on the bell.'
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of advise: apprise / apprize / give notice / notify / send word
    • more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to
  3. make a proposal, declare a plan for something
    • example: They advise him to write the letter
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient]I persuaded him
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] [Proposition, object control with infinitive]I persuaded him to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] [Proposition, that-complement clause]I persuaded him that he should come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] into [Proposition, not sentential clause]I persuaded him into action

      Verbs of Urging (with the same syntax): admonish, ask, badger, beg, convince, entreat, exhort, extort, implore, lobby, motivate, persuade, sway, urge.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of advise: propose / suggest
    • more generic word: declare = state emphatically and authoritatively
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the verb advise

verb

  1. [obsolete, transitive] To look at, watch; to see.
  2. [transitive] To give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed; to counsel; to warn.
  3. [transitive] To give information or notice to; to inform; — with of before the thing communicated.
  4. [intransitive] To consider, to deliberate.

Explanation

ADVISE is a research and development program within the United States Department of Homeland Security Threat and Vulnerability Testing and Assessment portfolio. It is reported to be developing a massive data mining system, which would collect and analyze data on everyone in the United States and perform a "threat analysis" of them. The data can be everything from financial records, phone records, emails, blog entries, website searches, and any other electronic information that can be put into a computer system. The information is then analyzed, and used to monitor social threats such as community-forming, terrorism, political organizing, or crime.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for advise

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Google previewWho's Whose (2009)

A No-Nonsense Guide to Easily Confused Words by Philip Gooden

Advice is the noun form and the one which should have been used in the example above, while advise is the verb: We...

Google previewHomeland Security (2007)

Continuing Attention to Privacy Concerns Is Needed as Programs are Developed by Linda D. Koontz

ADVISE is a data mining tool under development intended to help the department analyze large amounts of information. Because privacy had not been assessed and mitigating controls had not been implemented, DHS faced the risk that uses ...

Google previewEffective Curriculum Management (2002)

Co-ordinating Learning in the Primary School by Neil Kitson, John O'Neill

DetermininghowmuchscopetherewillbefortheREco-ordinatortoguide,train, and advise is an early litmus test of how seriously an institution is taking the coordinator's role. If action, under all three headings, is declared to happen only on training ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

chide, upbraid adverse in tendency inimical adverse reaction backlash adversity affliction, disaster, ill-fortune, misery, misfortune, mishap, sorrow advertise advise, announce, apprise, declare, display, inform, market, notify, proclaim, promote ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

advise on the development of guidelines for biosecurity oversight of life sciences research and provide ongoing evaluation and modification of these guidelines as needed. • advise on strategies to work with journal editors and other ...

Google previewDictionary for Air Travel and Tourism Activities: Over 7,100 Terms on Airlines (2008)

by Homero E. Martinez

Code meaning Advise If Not Ok. ADOA (GDS): Code meaning Advise On Arrival. ADPE (Air Trafiic): Automated Data Processing Equipment. ADR (GDS): See Average Daily Rate. ADS (GDS): A code meaning: 1. Address ...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Fellow of the British Academy and Senior Research Fellow Jeremy Butterfield, Jeremy Butterfield

The verb advise can never be spelt -ize. 3 Both words are used in a special sense in commercial and related uses: advice here is countable and is used to mean 'piece of information' (usually in the plural) or 'a document giving information' ...

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Usage statistics about advise

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb advise:

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Streets full of water; please advise. (Robert Benchley)
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Scrabble value of A1D2V4I1S1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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