Borrowed from Old French avis, from the 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.
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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ədˈvaɪs/
- (US) IPA(key): /ædˈvaɪs/
- Rhymes: -aɪs
- (uncountable) An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel.
She was offered various piece of advice on what to do with her new-found wealth.
- 1732, Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack
- We may give advice, but we can not give conduct.
- (uncountable, obsolete) Deliberate consideration; knowledge.
- c. 1589-1593, William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona
- How shall I dote on her with more advice,
That thus without advice begin to love her?
- (archaic, commonly in plural) Information or news given; intelligence;
late advices from France
- (uncountable) In commercial language, information communicated by letter; used chiefly in reference to drafts or bills of exchange
a letter of advice
- (Can we find and add a quotation of McElrath to this entry?)
- (uncountable, law) Counseling to perform a specific illegal act.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Wharton to this entry?)
- (countable, programming) In aspect-oriented programming, the code whose execution is triggered when a join point is reached.
- counsel, suggestion, recommendation, rede, admonition, exhortation, information, notice
- See also Thesaurus:advice
opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel
information or notice given
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- Misspelling of advise.