Invent vs Advise - What's the difference?

invent | advise |


As verbs the difference between invent and advise

is that invent is to design a new process or mechanism while advise is to give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed.

invent

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To design a new process or mechanism.
  • After weeks of hard work, I invented a new way to alphabetize matchbooks.
  • To create something fictional for a particular purpose.
  • I knew I had to invent an excuse, and quickly.
    We need a name to put in this form, so let's just invent one.
  • (obsolete) To come upon; to find; to find out; to discover.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , I.vi:
  • Far off he wonders, what them makes so glad, / If Bacchus merry fruit they did inuent [...].

    Synonyms

    * fangle * discover

    advise

    English

    Alternative forms

    * advize (obsolete) * avise * avize

    Verb

    (advis)
  • To give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed.
  • The dentist advised brushing three times a day.
  • To give information or notice to; to inform or counsel; — with (m) before the thing communicated.
  • We were advised of the risk.
    The lawyer advised me to drop the case, since there was no chance of winning.
  • To consider, to deliberate.
  • * 1843 , '', book 2, ch. VIII, ''The Election
  • accordingly. His Majesty, advising of it for a moment, orders that Samson be brought in with the other Twelve.
  • (obsolete) To look at, watch; to see.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.v:
  • when that villain he auiz'd , which late / Affrighted had the fairest Florimell , / Full of fiers fury, and indignant hate, / To him he turned

    Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing) . See .

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * advice * advisable * advisement * adviser