- ad|viseW2S2 [ədˈvaız] v[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: aviser, from avis; ADVICE]1.) [I and T]to tell someone what you think they should do, especially when you know more than they do about something▪ She needed someone to advise her.▪ 'Make sure that you keep the documents in a safe place,' Otley advised him.advise sb to do sth▪ Evans advised him to leave London.▪ You are strongly advised to take out medical insurance when visiting China.advise sb against (doing) sth▪ I'd advise you against saying anything to the press.advise that▪ Experts advise that sunscreen be reapplied every one to two hours.advise caution/patience/restraint etc(=advise people to be careful, patient etc)▪ The makers advise extreme caution when handling this material.2.) [I and T]to be employed to give advice on a subject about which you have special knowledge or skilladvise on▪ She's been asked to advise on training the new sales team.advise sb on sth▪ He advises us on tax matters.3.) [T] formalto tell someone about somethingadvise sb of sth▪ We'll advise you of any changes in the delivery dates.▪ Keep us advised of (=continue to tell us about) any new developments.advise sb that▪ They advised him that the tour would proceed.4.) you would be well/ill advised to do sthused to tell someone that it is wise or unwise to do something▪ You would be well advised to stay in bed and rest.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.