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advise (one) about (something)
To recommend or offer suggestions to one about a particular topic or issue. Jim advised Carla about her tax liability. I advised him about the potential problems with his plan, but he implemented it anyway.
advise (one) against (something)
To make a recommendation to one to not pursue a particular plan or action. She advised him against taking out another mortgage on the house. The professor advised his students against skipping class if they wanted a passing grade at the end of the semester.
advise (one) of (something)
To share insight or recommendations on a particular topic with one. My lawyer advised me of how to handle my mother's estate. Patrick advised her of the possible issues she should expect during the negotiation process.
advise (one) on (something)
To share insight or recommendations on a particular topic with one. My lawyer advised me on how to handle my mother's estate. Patrick advised her on the possible issues she should expect during the negotiation process.
advise against (something)
To recommend not pursuing a particular plan or action. I would advise against quitting your job if you are not actively pursuing another opportunity. My mechanic advised against driving the car until the transmission was repaired.
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advise against something
to suggest that something not be done. Lisa always advises against hasty actions.
advise someone about someone or something
to inform someone about someone or something; to counsel someone about someone or something. Bill needs to advise the committee about Karen's request.
advise someone against doing something
to encourage or counsel someone not to do something. I advised Bill against quitting his job.
advise someone of something
to inform someone of specific facts or some other information. I hope you will advise Larry of the details of the proposal.
advise someone on someone or something
to provide someone with specific advice about someone or something. Would you please advise me on what kind of computer to buy?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.