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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He, however, urged the trainees to be dedicated and show interest in what they would learn, even as he advised them against absenteeism and truancy.
While noting that teachers also need time to re-energise, Amina advised them against teaching during the holidays.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has alerted consumers of another possible red tide contamination and advised them against eating shellfish for the time being, bringing the affected areas to 12.