- (transitive) To advise against; to dissuade from.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Boyle to this entry?)
1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling, Volume 1, Digitized edition, published 2008, page 123:
- In this case, therefore, I conceive the plaintiff must be nonsuited and I should disadvise the bringing any such action.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for disadvise in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)