advise (one) against (something)

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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.
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advise against something

to suggest that something not be done. Lisa always advises against hasty actions.
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advise someone against doing something

to encourage or counsel someone not to do something. I advised Bill against quitting his job.
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References in classic literature ?
While I do not advise such a person to attempt the ascent, I do not advise him against it.
If she loved him then he must do what he could to preserve him, but he could not prevent his following him, more than to advise him against it, and this he did, earnestly.
Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Hamdun Twizeyimana, the Police spokesperson for the Eastern region, said that Bagaragaza was reported by his wife, who had tried in vain to advise him against the unlawful act.
However, as an unrepentant supporter of Makinde from his senatorial seat bid days, I find it imperative that I advise him against any face-off with the institution of chieftaincy institution in the state.
One commentator said of the Culture Secretary's secret rendezvous: "Did no one advise him against this?"
She added: "I didn't try to advise him against going because I was confident he would return."