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Advise vs Assert - What's the difference?

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Advise is a related term of assert.


As verbs the difference between advise and assert

is that advise is to give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed while assert is to declare with assurance or plainly and strongly; to state positively.

As a noun assert is

(computer science) an assert statement; a section of source code which tests whether an expected condition is true.

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

    assert

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (computer science) an assert statement; a section of source code which tests whether an expected condition is true.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To declare with assurance or plainly and strongly; to state positively.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March-April
  • , author=Colin Allen , title=Do I See What You See? , volume=100, issue=2, page=168 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=Numerous experimental tests and other observations have been offered in favor of animal mind reading, and although many scientists are skeptical, others assert that humans are not the only species capable of representing what others do and don’t perceive and know.}}
    he would often assert his beliefs to us
  • To use or exercise and thereby prove the existence of.
  • to assert one's authority
    Salman Rushdie has asserted his right ... to be identified as the author of this work
  • To maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures; to vindicate a claim or title to; as, to assert our rights and liberties.
  • The quasi-judicial pre-grant process of asserting patent rights and appeals procedures during patent examination; 'to assert' patent rights means to defend or maintain patent rights.
  • (computer science) To make true; to make equal to 1. (rfex)
  • Synonyms

    * affirm * asseverate * aver

    Anagrams

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