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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.
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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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At present, the FCO is advising against all travel to North Sinai and all but essential travel to Egypt.
The Foreign Office has been advising against travel to most of the country since last September, but has now stepped up its warning.
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The FCO changed its status to advising against all but necessary travel to Bahrain and that Britons should maintain a high level of security awareness and to exercise caution.
In response the ongoing hot and humid conditions, the Public Works Department reissued a Labour Ministry statement yesterday to all employees and self employed persons, advising against outdoor work between noon and 4pm.
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