Advice vs Advisable - What's the difference?

advice | advisable |

As a noun advice

is an opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel.

As an adjective advisable is

(of a course of action) worthy of being recommended; desirable.




  • An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel.
  • We may give advice , but we can not give conduct. — Franklin.
  • (obsolete) Deliberate consideration; knowledge.
  • How shall I dote on her with more advice,''' That thus without '''advice begin to love her? — Shakespeare.
  • Information or notice given; intelligence; as, late advices from France; commonly in the plural. In commercial language, advice usually means information communicated by letter; used chiefly in reference to drafts or bills of exchange; as, a letter of advice.
  • (McElrath)
  • (legal) Counseling to perform a specific illegal act.
  • (Wharton)
  • (computing, programming) In aspect-oriented programming, the code whose execution is triggered when a join point is reached.
  • Synonyms

    * counsel, suggestion, recommendation, admonition, exhortation, information, notice * See also

    Derived terms

    * advice boat * adviceful * avizefull

    See also

    * advice boat * take advice





    Alternative forms

    * adviseable


    (en adjective)
  • (of a course of action) Worthy of being recommended; desirable.
  • * 1813 , , Pride and Prejudice , ch. 19,
  • Perhaps it will be advisable for me to state my reasons for marrying.
  • (of a person) Capable of being advised or willing to be advised.
  • Synonyms

    * (worthy of being recommended) prudent, wise * (capable of being advised) counselable