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advise | council |

As a verb advise

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

As a noun council is

a committee that leads or governs (e.g. city council, student council).

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

    council

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A committee that leads or governs (e.g. city council, student council).
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=He turned back to the scene before him and the enormous new block of council dwellings. The design was some way after Corbusier but the block was built up on plinths and resembled an Atlantic liner swimming diagonally across the site.}}
  • Discussion or deliberation.
  • * Milton
  • Satan void of rest, / His potentates to council called by night.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • O great in action and in council wise.

    Hyponyms

    * synod

    See also

    * counsel