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Advise is a related term of sing.


In lang=en terms the difference between advise and sing

is that advise is to consider, to deliberate while sing is to soothe with singing.

As verbs the difference between advise and sing

is that advise is to give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed while sing is to produce musical or harmonious sounds with one’s voice.

As a noun sing is

a gathering for the purpose of singing songs.

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

    sing

    English

    Verb

  • To produce musical or harmonious sounds with one’s voice.
  • "I really want to sing in the school choir." said Vera .
  • To express audibly by means of a harmonious vocalization.
  • * {{quote-book, 1852, Mrs M.A. Thompson, chapter=The Tutor's Daughter, Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion, page=266 citation
  • , passage=In the lightness of my heart I sang catches of songs as my horse gayly bore me along the well-remembered road.}}
  • To soothe with singing.
  • to sing somebody to sleep
  • (slang) To confess under interrogation.
  • To make a small, shrill sound.
  • The air sings in passing through a crevice.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • O'er his head the flying spear / Sang innocent, and spent its force in air.
  • To relate in verse; to celebrate in poetry.
  • * Prior
  • Bid her sing / Of human hope by cross event destroyed.
    (Milton)

    Derived terms

    * besing * sing along / sing-along * singer * sing from the same hymnbook * singing cowboy * sing out * singsong * sing soprano * sing the praises

    See also

    * singe

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A gathering for the purpose of singing songs.
  • * 2002 , Martha Mizell Puckett, ?Hoyle B. Puckett, Memories of a Georgia Teacher: Fifty Years in the Classroom (page 198)
  • Some of the young folks asked Mrs. Long could they have a sing at her home that Sunday afternoon; she readily agreed, telling them to come early, bring their songbooks, and have a good sing.