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VERB (3)

1. give advice to;
- Example: "The teacher counsels troubled students"
- Example: "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"
[syn: rede, advise, counsel]

2. inform (somebody) of something;
- Example: "I advised him that the rent was due"
[syn: advise, notify, give notice, send word, apprise, apprize]

3. make a proposal, declare a plan for something;
- Example: "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"
[syn: propose, suggest, advise]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Advise \Ad*vise"\, v. t. 1. To consider; to deliberate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Advise if this be worth attempting. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To take counsel; to consult; -- followed by with; as, to advise with friends. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Advise \Ad*vise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Advised; p. pr. & vb. n. Advising.] [OE. avisen to perceive, consider, inform, F. aviser, fr. LL. advisare. advisare; ad + visare, fr. L. videre, visum, to see. See Advice, and cf. Avise.] 1. To give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed; to counsel; to warn. "I shall no more advise thee." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To give information or notice to; to inform; -- with of before the thing communicated; as, we were advised of the risk. [1913 Webster] To advise one's self, to bethink one's self; to take counsel with one's self; to reflect; to consider. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Bid thy master well advise himself. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: To counsel; admonish; apprise; acquaint. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

advise v 1: give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud" [syn: rede, advise, counsel] 2: inform (somebody) of something; "I advised him that the rent was due" [syn: advise, notify, give notice, send word, apprise, apprize] 3: make a proposal, declare a plan for something; "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax" [syn: propose, suggest, advise]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

77 Moby Thesaurus words for "advise": acquaint, admonish, advertise, advertise of, advocate, alert, apprise, brief, bring word, caution, clue, coach, coax, collogue, commend, communicate, confab, confabulate, confer, consult, consult with, counsel, cry havoc, deliberate, direct, disclose, encourage, enlighten, familiarize, fill in, forewarn, give fair warning, give notice, give the facts, give warning, give word, guide, huddle, impart, induce, inform, instruct, issue an ultimatum, kibitz, leave word, let know, let out, meddle, mention to, notify, parley, persuade, post, powwow, prescribe, propose, recommend, register, report, reveal, send word, serve notice, sound the alarm, speak, submit, suggest, tell, threaten, tip, tip off, treat, urge, utter a caveat, verse, warn, warn against, win over