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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: avis 'opinion', probably from ce m'est a vis 'that appears to me'

advice

noun
     
ad‧vice [uncountable]
an opinion you give someone about what they should do
advice on/about
There's lots of advice in the book on baby care.
Could you give me some advice about buying a home?
legal/medical/financial etc advice
If I were you, I'd get some legal advice.
professional/expert advice (=advice from someone who knows a lot about a subject)
I want to ask your advice about where to stay.
follow/take somebody's advice (=do what they advise you)
I followed my father's advice and sold the car.
Take my advice and study something practical.
a piece/word of advice
Let me give you a piece of advice. Wear a blue suit to the interview.
on somebody's advice
On her doctor's advice (=because her doctor advised her) Smith decided to take early retirement.
! Do not confuse the noun advicewith the verb adviseHe gave me some useful advice. Can you advise me on college courses?

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