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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-vahyz]
    • /ædˈvaɪz/
    • /ədˈvaɪz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-vahyz]
    • /ædˈvaɪz/

Definitions of advising word

  • verb with object advising to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following: I advise you to be cautious. 1
  • verb with object advising to recommend as desirable, wise, prudent, etc.: He advised secrecy for the sake of national security. 1
  • verb with object advising to give (a person, group, etc.) information or notice (often followed by of): The investors were advised of the risk. They advised him that this was their final notice. 1
  • verb without object advising to take counsel; consult (usually followed by with): I shall advise with my friends. 1
  • verb without object advising to offer counsel; give advice or recommend particular actions, conduct, etc.: I shall act as you advise. 1
  • noun advising Present participle of advise. 1

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Origin of advising

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; late Middle English; replacing Middle English avisen < Anglo-French, Old French aviser, verbal derivative of avis opinion (< a vis; see advice)

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Parts of speech for Advising


advising popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% 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".

advising usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for advising

adjective advising

  • advisory — An advisory group regularly gives suggestions and help to people or organizations, especially about a particular subject or area of activity.
  • consultive — of or relating to consultation; advisory.
  • husbanding — a married man, especially when considered in relation to his partner in marriage.
  • consulting — acting in an advisory capacity on professional matters
  • piloting — a person duly qualified to steer ships into or out of a harbor or through certain difficult waters.

Top questions with advising

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