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August 12, 2014 - Word of the Day: advise


The word "advise" is a verb. It describes the action of giving ideas and recommendations to other people. Take note that "advise" is a verb and "advice" is a noun. You give advice to someone when you advise.

simple past past participle
  • The teacher advised the students to prepare for the test.
  • Helena was advised to stay on bed rest during the last few weeks of her pregnancy. Her doctor gave her that advice.
  • I strongly advise you to read more if you want to improve your vocabulary.
  • It's a shame he was so ill-advised by the counselor. The college that she recommended was a terrible experience for him. ("ill-advised" is usually an adjective, but it's a verb in the passive voice in this sentence.)
  • My doctor advised me to quit smoking.

lawyer The lawyer advised his client on some important legal matters.


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