v. ad·vised, ad·vis·ing, ad·vis·es
1. To offer advice to; counsel: advised him to study abroad; advised that we should reconsider the idea.
2. To recommend; suggest: advised patience.
3. To inform; notify: advised us that the meeting had been postponed.
1. To offer advice: How would you advise?
2. To take counsel; consult: She advised with her associates.
[Middle English avisen, advisen, from Old French aviser, from avis, advice; see ADVICE.]
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