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English verb: advise

1. advise (communication) give advice to


SamplesThe teacher counsels troubled students.
The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud.


ExamplesSam cannot advise Sue , They advise him to write the letter


Synonymscounsel, rede


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)discuss, hash out, talk over


Narrower (hyponym)admonish, consult, contraindicate, deter, discourage, dissuade, exhort, misadvise, misguide, monish, press, propound, tip, tip off, urge, urge on, warn

2. advise (communication) inform (somebody) of something


SamplesI advised him that the rent was due.


Synonymsapprise, apprize, give notice, notify, send word


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody of something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)inform

3. advise (communication) make a proposal, declare a plan for something


SamplesThe senator proposed to abolish the sales tax.


ExamplesThey advise him to write the letter


Synonymspropose, suggest


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)declare


Narrower (hyponym)advance, advocate, feed back, make a motion, move, posit, proposition, put forward, recommend, state, submit, throw out, urge









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