Definition of advice noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ədˈvaɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ədˈvaɪs//
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[uncountable] advice (on something) an opinion or a suggestion about what somebody should do in a particular situation advice on road safety They give advice to people with HIV and AIDS. Ask your teacher’s advice/Ask your teacher for advice on how to prepare for the exam. Follow your doctor's advice. We were advised to seek legal advice. Let me give you a piece of advice. A word of advice. Don't wear that dress. Take my advice. Don't do it. I chose it on his advice. Express YourselfGiving somebody adviceThere are a number of tactful ways of telling people what you think they should do: If I were you, I'd wait. I think you should/​ought to see a doctor. Why don't you/​Why not/​Could you maybe ask Tom to help? If you want my advice/​If you want to know what I think, I'd say it's better to tell him. I'd advise you to sell it now. More Like This Uncountable nouns often used wrongly accommodation, advice, chewing gum, feedback, furniture, equipment, information, luggage, news, progress, softwareSee worksheet. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French avis, based on Latin ad ‘to’ + visum, past participle of videre ‘to see’. The original sense was ‘way of looking at something, judgement’, which later became ‘an opinion given’.Extra examples Can you give me some advice on where to buy good maps? Go to your doctor and ask for advice. Here is some advice for pregnant women. I hope I can pass on some useful advice. I think my lawyer gave me the wrong advice. I think you need to take legal advice. I will refrain from giving unsolicited advice. I wished that I had followed her advice. It is essential to seek expert advice from a mental health professional. My advice to you would be to wait a few months. On the advice of his experts he bought another company. Permission was given against the advice of the planning officers. She asked her mother’s advice. She writes a weekly advice column in the local paper. That’s very sound advice. The Local Authority runs an advice centre in the town. The website gives free, impartial advice on all aspects of saving energy. advice about bringing up children Can I gve you a friendly word of advice? I chose it on his advice. Let me give you a piece of advice. Take my advice —don’t get married. We were advised to seek legal advice. You should follow your doctor’s advice.
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