advise

verb
1 (I, T) to tell someone what you think they should do, especially when you know more than they do about something: advise sb to do sth: Passengers are advised not to leave their bags unattended. | advise sb against doing sth: I'd advise you against saying anything to the press. | strongly advise: You are strongly advised to take out medical insurance when visiting China. | advise caution/patience/restraint etc (=advise people to be careful, patient etc): The makers advise extreme caution when handling this material.
2 (I, T) to be employed to give advice on a subject about which you have special knowledge or skill: advise onsth: She's been asked to advise on training the new team. | advise sb on sth: He advises us on tax matters.
3 (T) formal to inform someone about something: advise sb of sth: We'll advise you of any changes in the delivery dates. | keep sb advised (=continue to inform someone): Keep us advised of the developments.
4 you would be well/ill advised to do sth used to tell someone that it is wise or unwise to do something: You would be well advised to stay in bed and rest.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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