part of speech: verb

inflections: advises, advising, advised

definition 1: to give advice to; recommend.

  • My parents advised me about what to take on my trip.
  • Her friend advised her to wait a while longer before making a decision.

synonyms: advocate, counsel, guide, recommend

definition 2: to recommend or suggest.

  • The doctor advised having some tests done.

definition 3: to tell; inform; notify.

  • I am waiting for the letter that will advise me about whether I made the team or not.

synonyms: inform, tell