advice vs advise

advice vs advise
  Advice is a noun, which means an opinion that someone offers you about what you should do or how you should act in a particular situation. It's an uncountable noun, so it's always singular.
  For example: "I need someone to give me some advice."
  Advise is a verb, which means to give information and suggest types of action.
  For example: "I advise everybody to be nice to their teacher."
  ♦ !Note - In British English the noun form often ends in ...iceand the verb in ...ise

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  • advice vs advise —   Advice is a noun, which means an opinion that someone offers you about what you should do or how you should act in a particular situation. It s an uncountable noun, so it s always singular.   For example: I need someone to give me some advice.… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • advice — 1 Advice, counsel and their corresponding verbs advise, counsel denote recommendation or to make a recommendation as to a decision or a course of conduct. Advice and advise imply real or pretended knowledge or experience, often professional or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • advise, advice — With a basic meaning of to counsel, to give advice to, advise can also mean to tell or to inform. It is overused in business letters and other forms of commercial communication. Say I wish to tell (not advise) you that your order has been… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • advise — v. 1 tr. (also absol.) give advice to. 2 tr. recommend; offer as advice (they advise caution; advised me to rest). 3 tr. (usu. foll. by of, or that + clause) inform, notify. 4 intr. (foll. by with) US consult. Etymology: ME f. OF aviser f. L ad… …   Useful english dictionary

  • advice - advise — ◊ advice Advice is a noun. If you give someone advice, you tell them what you think they should do. One woman went to a psychiatrist for advice. She promised to follow his advice. Advice is an uncount …   Useful english dictionary

  • advise — ad·vise /əd vīz/ vb ad·vised, ad·vis·ing vt 1: to give advice to: counsel advise them to draw up a will 2: to give information or notice to advise them of their rights …   Law dictionary

  • advise — advice, advise 1. Advice is a noun (‘an opinion given about future action’) and advise a verb (‘to give advice to’), in both BrE and AmE: • The hardest thing is knowing where to go to get help, to get the advice and information you need The Face …   Modern English usage

  • advice — advice, advise 1. Advice is a noun (‘an opinion given about future action’) and advise a verb (‘to give advice to’), in both BrE and AmE: • The hardest thing is knowing where to go to get help, to get the advice and information you need The Face …   Modern English usage

  • advise — [ad vīz′, ədvīz′] vt. advised, advising [ME avisen, orig., to consider < OFr aviser < ML advisare < advisum: see ADVICE] 1. to give advice or an opinion to; counsel 2. to offer as advice; recommend 3. to notify; inform [he was advised of …   English World dictionary

  • Advice (opinion) — Advice is a form of relating personal opinions, belief systems, personal values and recommendations about certain situations relayed in some context to another person, group or party often offered as a guide to action and/or conduct. Advice is… …   Wikipedia

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