advise verb

1 tell sb what you think they should do

ADV. strenuously, strongly I strongly advise you not to do this. | badly, wrongly We were badly advised by our solicitor. | properly | legally

PREP. about We can advise parents about education. | against They advised me against sending cash by post. | on We will be happy to advise on any financial matters.

PHRASES be ill/well advised to do sth John would be ill advised to rely on their support. You would be better advised to consult an accountant.

2 inform sb of sth

VERB + ADVISE be pleased to I am pleased to advise you that your application has been accepted. | regret to

PREP. of

PHRASES keep sb advised Please keep me advised of new developments in this case.