—v.t. 1. to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following: I advise you to be cautious. 2. to recommend as desirable, wise, prudent, etc.: He advised secrecy. 3. to give (a person, group, etc.) information or notice (often fol. by of): The investors were advised of the risk. They advised him that this was their final notice.
—v.i. 1. to take counsel; consult (usually fol. by with): I shall advise with my friends. 2. to offer counsel; give advice: I shall act as you advise.