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Opine vs Advise - What's the difference?

opine | advise |

As verbs the difference between opine and advise

is that opine is while advise is to give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) opiner, from (etyl) ; see optate and opt.


  • To have or express an opinion; to state as an opinion; to suppose, consider (that).
  • I opined that matters would soon become considerably worse.
    ''"Your decisions," she opined , "have been unfailingly disastrous for this company."
  • To give one's formal opinion (on'' or ''upon something).
  • I had to opine on the situation because I thought a different perspective was in order.
    Derived terms
    * opination

    Etymology 2

    From Latin and Ancient Greek + (-ine).


    (wikipedia opine) (en noun)
  • (biochemistry) Any of a class of organic compounds, derived from amino acids, found in some plant tumours
  • advise


    Alternative forms

    * advize (obsolete) * avise * avize


  • 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 .


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * advice * advisable * advisement * adviser