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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 ?
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.
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.
Days after the bird flu hit Kerala, the Maldivian government advised against the import of poultry from the state due to an outbreak of the avian influenza virus in the region.
The beaches of the Sinai Peninsula are empty after several European countries advised against travelling to cities along the coast
The FCO in a statement advised against all travel to occupied Kashmir with the exception of the cities of Jammu and Srinagar, travel by air to the cities of Jammu and Srinagar, travel between these two cities on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway and travel within the region of Ladakh.
Britons are advised against all travel within five kilometres (three miles) of the Syrian border.
EXCLUSIONS The key point here is whether the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised against "all but essential travel" to the whole of Egypt.
German tour operators Thomas Cook Germany and TUI Germany, part of Europe's largest tour operator TUI Travel, cancelled all trips to Egypt after the German foreign ministry advised against travelling to the beach resorts, which are popular with European sun-seekers and divers.
Following the abduction, Britain upgraded its travel risk rating on Wednesday and has advised against any travel to Bauchi state and Okene city in southern Kogi state, where militants are becoming increasingly active.
Last night, the Kuwaiti foreign ministry advised against traveling to Lebanon due to the current security developments there.
The Department of Foreign Affairs last night advised against any non-essential visits to southern parts of the country.
For the last two weeks, British nationals had been advised against all travel to Bahrain, while those already in Bahrain were urged to leave by commercial means unless they had a pressing need to be here.