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Meaning of advice by Wiktionary Dictionary

advice


    Etymology

    From Old French avis, from the Old French phrase ce m'est a vis ( "in my view" ), where vis is from Latin visum, past participle of videre ( “to see” ). See vision, and confer avise, advise. The unhistoric -d- was introduced in English 15c .

    Pronunciation

    • ( RP ) IPA: /ədˈvaɪs/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ædˈvaɪs/
    • Rhymes: -aɪs

    Noun

    advice ( usually uncountable; plural: advices )

    1. An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel .
      We may give advice, but we can not give conduct. — Franklin .
    2. ( obsolete ) Deliberate consideration; knowledge .
      How shall I dote on her with more advice, That thus without advice begin to love her? — Shakespeare .
    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 .
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    4. ( law ) Counseling to perform a specific illegal act .
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    5. ( computing, programming ) In aspect-oriented programming, the code whose execution is triggered when a join point is reached .

    Synonyms

    • counsel, suggestion, recommendation, admonition, exhortation, information, notice
    • See also Wikisaurus:advice

    Derived terms

    • advice boat
    • adviceful
    • avizefull

    Related terms

    See also

    See also

    • advice in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913


Explanation of advice by Wordnet Dictionary

advice


    Noun
    1. a proposal for an appropriate course of action



    Definition of advice by GCIDE Dictionary

    advice


    1. Advice n. [OE. avis, F. avis; + OF. vis, fr. L. visum seemed, seen; really p. p. of videre to see, so that vis meant that which has seemed best. See Vision, and cf. Avise, Advise.]
      1. An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel.

      We may give advice, but we can not give conduct. Franklin.

      2. Deliberate consideration; knowledge. [Obs.]

      How shall I dote on her with more advice,

      That thus without advice begin to love her? Shak.

      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. ( Crim. Law ) Counseling to perform a specific illegal act. Wharton.

      Advice boat, a vessel employed to carry dispatches or to reconnoiter; a dispatch boat. -- To take advice. To accept advice. To consult with another or others.

      Syn. -- Counsel; suggestion; recommendation; admonition; exhortation; information; notice.