1. considered (usually used in combination): ill-advised; well-advised.
  2. informed; apprised: The president was kept thoroughly advised.

verb (used with object), ad·vised, ad·vis·ing.

  1. to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following: I advise you to be cautious.
  2. to recommend as desirable, wise, prudent, etc.: He advised secrecy for the sake of national security.
  3. to give (a person, group, etc.) information or notice (often followed by of): The investors were advised of the risk. They advised him that this was their final notice.

verb (used without object), ad·vised, ad·vis·ing.

  1. to take counsel; consult (usually followed by with): I shall advise with my friends.
  2. to offer counsel; give advice or recommend particular actions, conduct, etc.: I shall act as you advise.


  1. resulting from deliberationSee also ill-advised, well-advised

verb (when tr, may take a clause as object or an infinitive)

  1. to offer advice (to a person or persons); counselhe advised the king; to advise caution; he advised her to leave
  2. (tr sometimes foll by of) formal to inform or notify
  3. (intr foll by with) mainly US or obsolete to consult or discuss

late 13c., avisen “to view, consider,” from Old French aviser “deliberate, reflect, consider” (13c.), from avis “opinion” (see advice). Meaning “to give counsel to” is late 14c. Related: Advised; advising.

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