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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-vahys]
    • /ædˈvaɪs/
    • /ədˈvaɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-vahys]
    • /ædˈvaɪs/

Definitions of advice word

  • uncountable noun advice If you give someone advice, you tell them what you think they should do in a particular situation. 3
  • noun advice recommendation as to appropriate choice of action; counsel 3
  • noun advice formal notification of facts, esp when communicated from a distance 3
  • noun advice opinion given as to what to do or how to handle a situation; counsel 3
  • noun advice information or report 3
  • noun advice letter of advice 3

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Origin of advice

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; late Middle English advise; replacing Middle English avis (with ad- ad- for a- a-5) < Old French a vis (taken from the phrase ce m'est a vis that is my impression, it seems to me) < Latin ad (see ad-) + vīsus (see visage)

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Parts of speech for Advice


advice popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

advice usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for advice

noun advice

  • information — knowledge communicated or received concerning a particular fact or circumstance; news: information concerning a crime.
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  • help — to give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need; contribute strength or means to; render assistance to; cooperate effectively with; aid; assist: He planned to help me with my work. Let me help you with those packages.
  • judgment — an act or instance of judging.
  • guidance — the act or function of guiding; leadership; direction.

Antonyms for advice

noun advice

  • ignorance — the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
  • blockage — A blockage in a pipe, tube, or tunnel is an object which blocks it, or the state of being blocked.
  • hindrance — an impeding, stopping, preventing, or the like.
  • injury — harm or damage that is done or sustained: to escape without injury.
  • obstruction — something that obstructs, blocks, or closes up with an obstacle or obstacles; obstacle or hindrance: obstructions to navigation.

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