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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. As a doctor, I always advise my patients against smoking.
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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 ?
Cleric's doctor advised against his going back to New England, and, except for a few weeks in Colorado, he, too, was in Lincoln all that summer.
At first many advised against the experiment of having the buildings erected by the labour of the students, but I was determined to stick to it.
The grandfathers of 1876 were fond of telling how Webster opposed taking Texas and Oregon into the Union; how George Washington advised against including the Mississippi River; and how Monroe warned Congress that a country that reached from the Atlantic to the Middle West was "too extensive to be governed but by a despotic monarchy." They told how Abraham Lincoln, when he was postmaster of New Salem, used to carry the letters in his coon- skin cap and deliver them at sight; how in 1822 the mails were carried on horseback and not in stages, so as to have the quickest possible service; and how the news of Madison's election was three weeks in reaching the people of Kentucky.
The public is advised against attending the 'Say No To Zakir Naik, Equal Rights to Indians and Other Races' rally this Saturday in Brickfields.
The PDRRMC warned villagers living along river channels not to cross swelling rivers while fishermen were advised against sailing due to prevailing rough seas
Buses and passengers vans are advised against picking up passengers along the way.
The official added that motorists, especially youth have been advised against performing stunts in public areas.
[The public is thus advised against swimming in Manila Bay, which is still not fit for human recreational activities.]
In a statement still current as of posting, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has "advised against all travel to western and central Mindanao and Sulu archipelago because of terrorist activity and clashes between the military and insurgent groups."
"The management of all schools are advised against holding any holiday tuitionappropriate disciplinary and criminal proceedings will be taken against schools, and teachers who contravene this," she said.
PAGASA also advised against sea travel over the northern and eastern seaboards of northern Luzon.
The FCO has advised against travel - unless it's essential- to the Governorate of South Sinai with the exception of the area within the Sharm el Sheikh perimeter barrier, which includes the airport and the areas of Sharm el Maya, Hadaba, Naama Bay, Sharks Bay and Nabq.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised against all but essential visits to the country for the past two years following the June 2015 beach attack in which 30 Britons were killed, including Blackwood mother of four Trudy Jones, right.
The government body, which sets the security standards and best practices adopted by many private sector entities including enterprise organizations, advised against requiring password changes unless there is evidence a password has been compromised because requiring rotating credentials often leads to users creating less secure passwords.
AUB's Athletics Director Ghalib Halimi announced the opening of the AUB beach to faculty and students but advised against swimming in the waters.