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To praise or commend to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse:
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  1. To praise or commend to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse:
  2. To give advice or counsel:
  3. To suggest favorably as suited for some use, function, position, etc.
To give or take advice.
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  1. To give or take advice.
  2. To give counsel to; advise:
  3. To give advice to; advise
(Law) To claim a right or title through long use or possession
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  1. (Law) To claim a right or title through long use or possession
  2. To give medical advice or prescriptions
  3. To order the use of a medicine or other treatment.
To make an urgent appeal.
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  1. To make an urgent appeal.
  2. To urge by strong, often stirring argument, admonition, advice, or appeal:
  3. To urge earnestly by advice, warning, etc. (to do what is proper or required); admonish strongly
To indicate the intended recipient on (a letter, for example).
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  1. To indicate the intended recipient on (a letter, for example).
  2. To give commands or directions.
  3. To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.” To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
To inform or remind, by way of a warning
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  1. To inform or remind, by way of a warning
  2. To remind (someone) of something forgotten or disregarded, as an obligation or a responsibility.
  3. To counsel (another) against something to be avoided or warn (that something is dangerous):
To give warning
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  1. To give warning
  2. To give notice to (a person) to stay or keep (off, away, etc.)
  3. To tell (a person) of a danger, coming evil, misfortune, etc.; put on guard; caution
To urge to be cautious; warn; admonish
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  1. To urge to be cautious; warn; admonish
  2. To warn or admonish:
  3. To give a warning or admonishment:
To serve as or provide a motive for; prompt or demand:
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  1. To serve as or provide a motive for; prompt or demand:
  2. To mention as something to think over, act on, etc.; bring to the mind for consideration
  3. To offer for consideration or action; propose:
To direct (the policies, actions, etc.) of; manage; regulate
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  1. To direct (the policies, actions, etc.) of; manage; regulate
  2. To give instruction to; train
  3. To direct the course or motion of (a vehicle, implement, etc.) by physical action
To follow or move in a set course.
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  1. To follow or move in a set course.
  2. To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).
  3. (Intransitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).
To give orders to; direct:
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  1. To give orders to; direct:
  2. To teach or direct; to give instructions.
  3. To give facts or information to on a particular matter; inform or guide
To act as an advocate:
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  1. To act as an advocate:
  2. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. A lawyer. To speak, write, or otherwise support a cause by argument.
  3. To speak or write in support of; be in favor of
To press upon the attention; present or speak of earnestly and repeatedly; plead, allege, or advocate strongly
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  1. To press upon the attention; present or speak of earnestly and repeatedly; plead, allege, or advocate strongly
  2. To move or impel to action, effort, or speed; spur.
  3. To present a forceful argument, claim, or case.
To move to act; spur; incite:
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  1. To move to act; spur; incite:
  2. To assist with a reminder; remind.
  3. To remind (a person) of something he or she has forgotten; specif., to help (an actor, etc. who has forgotten a line) with a cue
  1. To foster, give help or patronage
  2. To give support to; foster:
  3. To mentally support; to motivate, give courage, hope or spirit.
To get by coaxing
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  1. To get by coaxing
  2. To induce or try to induce to do something; (seek to) persuade by soothing words, an ingratiating manner, etc.; wheedle
  3. To use gentle persuasion, urging, etc.
To induce to believe something; convince
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  1. To induce to believe something; convince
  2. To cause to do something by reasoning, urging, or inducement; prevail upon
  3. To cause (someone) to accept a point of view or to undertake a course of action by means of argument, reasoning, or entreaty:
To produce (radioactivity, for example) artificially by bombardment of a substance with neutrons, gamma rays, and other particles.
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  1. To produce (radioactivity, for example) artificially by bombardment of a substance with neutrons, gamma rays, and other particles.
  2. To lead or move, as to a course of action, by influence or persuasion.
  3. To bring on; bring about; cause; effect
To give instructions to or command authoritatively
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  1. To give instructions to or command authoritatively
  2. (Electricity) To cause formation of a net electric charge on or in (a conductor, for example).
  3. To direct or put (a weapon) into position for use; level or direct.
To order or compel to stop or prohibit commencement of an activity; of a judge: to grant a court order directing a party to cease a particular activity. To order or compel to stop or prohibit commencement of an activity; of a judge: to grant a court order directing a party to cease a particular activity.
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  1. To order or compel to stop or prohibit commencement of an activity; of a judge: to grant a court order directing a party to cease a particular activity. To order or compel to stop or prohibit commencement of an activity; of a judge: to grant a court order directing a party to cease a particular activity.
  2. To require or impose (an action or behavior, for example) with authority and emphasis; prescribe.
  3. To direct (a person) to do something; order or urge:
(Obs.) To advise against (an action)
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  1. (Obs.) To advise against (an action)
  2. To prevent (someone) from a purpose or course of action by persuasion:
  3. To turn (a person) aside (from a course, etc.) by persuasion or advice
To give lessons to (a student, pupil, or class); guide the studies of; instruct
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  1. To give lessons to (a student, pupil, or class); guide the studies of; instruct
  2. To show or help (a person) to learn (how) to do something
  3. To cause to learn by example or experience:
To make known as one's intention; purpose or intend:
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  1. To make known as one's intention; purpose or intend:
  2. To recommend (a person) for a position, office, or membership; nominate.
  3. To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest:
To give a detailed account of; narrate:
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  1. To give a detailed account of; narrate:
  2. To request; direct; order; command
  3. To give instructions to; direct:
To advocate, especially to urge acceptance of or compliance with:
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  1. To advocate, especially to urge acceptance of or compliance with:
  2. To speak in public on religious matters; give a sermon
  3. To give moral or religious advice, esp. in a tiresome manner
To warn in advance.
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  1. To warn in advance.
  2. To warn beforehand
(Archaic) To behave toward; treat
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  1. (Archaic) To behave toward; treat
  2. To ask for earnestly; petition for:
  3. (Obs.) To speak or write (of)
To express or state indirectly:
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  1. To express or state indirectly:
  2. To give a hint:
  3. (Intransitive) To suggest tacitly without a direct statement; to provide a clue.
(Idiomatic) To identify among a group of similar subjects, or in a scene where the subject might not be readily seen or noticed, with a gesture of the body.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To identify among a group of similar subjects, or in a scene where the subject might not be readily seen or noticed, with a gesture of the body.
  2. (Figuratively, idiomatic) To tell, remind, indicate.
To state as an opinion.
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  1. To state as an opinion.
  2. To express an opinion:
(Intransitive) To become informed, to inform oneself of something.
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  1. (Intransitive) To become informed, to inform oneself of something.
  1. To make straight.
  2. (Idiomatic) To eliminate confusion from or concerning.
  3. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To correct; to stop doing something wrong.
To give (someone) notice of (something).
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  1. To give (someone) notice of (something).
  2. (Chiefly Brit.) To give notice of; announce; make known
  3. To give notice to; inform; announce to
To give knowledge of something to; tell; acquaint with a fact, etc.
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  1. To give knowledge of something to; tell; acquaint with a fact, etc.
  2. To impart information to; make aware of something:
  3. To give or provide information.
To give notice to; inform:
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  1. To give notice to; inform:
  2. To inform or notify
To give or take advice.
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  1. To give or take advice.
  2. To give advice to; advise
  3. To urge the acceptance of (an action, plan, etc.); recommend
To praise or commend to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse:
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  1. To praise or commend to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse:
  2. To give advice or counsel:
  3. To suggest favorably as suited for some use, function, position, etc.
To act as mentor (to)
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  1. To act as mentor (to)
  2. To serve as a trusted counselor or teacher to (another person).
  3. To serve as a trusted counselor or teacher, especially in occupational settings.
To meet in order to deliberate together or compare views; consult:
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  1. To meet in order to deliberate together or compare views; consult:
  2. To give, grant, or bestow
  3. To have a conference or talk; meet for discussion; converse
To seek an opinion from; ask the advice of
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  1. To seek an opinion from; ask the advice of
  2. To take into account; consider:
  3. To talk things over in order to decide or plan something; confer
To consider carefully
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  1. To consider carefully
  2. To think carefully and often slowly, as about a choice to be made.
  3. To think or consider carefully and fully; esp., to consider reasons for and against a thing in order to make up one's mind
To have a conference or discussion, esp. with an enemy; confer
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  1. To have a conference or discussion, esp. with an enemy; confer
  2. To have a discussion, especially with an enemy.
To utter or pronounce words:
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  1. To utter or pronounce words:
  2. To confer; consult
  3. To speak about or discuss (something) or give expression to (something):
(Informal) To confer
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  1. (Informal) To confer
  2. To hold a powwow
To inform:
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  1. To inform:
  2. To let (someone) know; give knowledge to; make (someone) aware; inform
  3. To cause to come to know personally:
To inform or notify
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  1. To inform or notify
  2. To give notice to; inform:
To develop or refine (one's taste or appreciation, for example).
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  1. To develop or refine (one's taste or appreciation, for example).
  2. To pay for the schooling of (a person)
  3. To provide with information, as in an effort to gain support for a position or to influence behavior:
To give the light of fact and knowledge to; free from ignorance, prejudice, or superstition
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  1. To give the light of fact and knowledge to; free from ignorance, prejudice, or superstition
  2. To make clear to (a person) the facts or nature of something; inform
  3. (--- Religion) To give spiritual insight and understanding to
(--- Obs.) To give form to
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  1. (--- Obs.) To give form to
  2. To impart information to; make aware of something:
  3. To give knowledge of something to; tell; acquaint with a fact, etc.
(Chiefly Brit.) To give notice of; announce; make known
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  1. (Chiefly Brit.) To give notice of; announce; make known
  2. To give notice to; inform; announce to
  3. To give (someone) notice of (something).
To make known; disclose or reveal:
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  1. To make known; disclose or reveal:
  2. To communicate by speech or writing; express with words:
  3. To reveal something that is not supposed to be revealed, especially something that someone has done wrong:

Synonym Study

  • Warn is used especially when a serious danger is involved
  • To caution or warn is to give advice that puts one on guard against possible danger, failure, etc.
  • Admonish suggests earnest, gently reproving advice concerning a fault, error, etc., given by someone fitted to do so by age or position
  • Counsel implies serious deliberation of weighty matters
  • Advise means simply to recommend a course of action and implies that the giver of the advice has knowledge or experience
Find another word for advise. In this page you can discover 65 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for advise, like: recommend, counsel, prescribe, exhort, direct, admonish, warn, caution, suggest, guide and steer.