Adjective "advice" definition and examples

(Advice may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ədˈvʌɪs/

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Definitions and examples

noun

Guidance or recommendations offered with regard to prudent future action.
  1. 'on their solicitors' advice, the trustees have accepted £577,000 by way of compensation'
  2. 'Spotting classic mistakes is not easy, but there is some good advice on offer.'
  3. 'They were giving it out to customers as well as offering advice on the benefits of tap water over bottled water.'
  4. 'They will then offer advice on how the groups can extend their services to a wider range of people.'
  5. 'This handbook offers advice on blogging anonymously and getting round censorship.'
  6. 'Every week, it seems, women are offered ever more expert advice on how to manipulate their men.'
  7. 'We offer advice on the procedures to get court orders to remove illegal encampments.'
  8. 'Everyone arrested is offered drug treatment and advice on benefits and housing.'
  9. 'Several lawyers have offered free advice on the issue and he said he would ask one of them what he should do.'
  10. 'The trust can back this up with workplace visits offering advice on giving up.'
  11. 'Fruit nurseries are always happy to offer advice on how to grow specific plants, so do ask when you buy.'
A formal notice of a financial transaction.
  1. 'Suppliers of medical services also have immediate access to their remittance advices which results in a paperless environment.'
  2. 'This electronic payment solution provides electronic versions of paper checks and remittance advices.'
  3. 'Is it a stack of old draft reports and legal advices?'
  4. 'An offsider is hauling together the thousands of different legal advices and papers published on the web.'
  5. 'When you're dealing with laws, there'll be a duplication of advices that are being received.'
  6. 'Cheques and remittance advices were raised mostly in alphabetical order, as per the purchase ledger.'
  7. 'This strategy should include providing members with fortnightly pay advices.'
Information; news.
  1. 'Latest advices from abroad give assurances of her safety.'
  2. 'From this deplorable apathy Cortes was roused by fresh advices urging his presence in Mexico.'
  3. 'The next advices from the continent may change the face of affairs.'

More definitions

1. an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc.: I shall act on your advice.

2. a communication, especially from a distance, containing information: Advice from abroad informs us that the government has fallen. Recent diplomatic advices have been ominous.

3. an official notification, especially one pertaining to a business agreement: an overdue advice.

More examples(as adjective)

"sections can be advice."

Origin

Middle 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’, hence later ‘an opinion given’.

Phrase

take advice