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ADVI'SE, verb transitive s as z. [See Advice.]

1. To give counsel to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed; as, I advise you to be cautious of speculation.

2. To give information; to communicate notice; to make acquainted with; followed by of, before the thing communicated; as, the merchants were advised of the risk.

3. To deliberate, consider, or consult.

Advise thyself of what word I shall bring again to him that sent me. 1 Chronicles 21:12.

But in this sense, it is usually intransitive.

ADVI'SE, verb intransitive To deliberate, weigh well, or consider.

Advise and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me. 2 Samuel 24:13.

To advise with is to consult for the purpose of taking the opinions of others.