1. Opinion about what could or should be done about a situation or problem; counsel.
2. often advices Information communicated; news: advices from an ambassador.
[Middle English avis, advice, from Old French avis, from (ester) a vis, to seem : a, to (from Latin ad; see AD-) + vis, seen (from Latin vīsum, what seems (good), from neuter past participle of vidēre, to see; see weid- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
Synonyms: advice, counsel, recommendation
These nouns denote an opinion as to a decision or course of action: sound advice for the unemployed; accepted my attorney's counsel; will follow your recommendation.
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