advise (one) against

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advise (one) against

To make a recommendation to someone 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

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.
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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.
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.
Should Weinke fail to win the Heisman Trophy tonight, I'd seriously advise him against hiring a septuagenarian lawyer and playing the age card.