Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Advice vs. Advise

Advice and advise not only have different meanings but are also pronounced differently. Advise is a verb, and advice is a noun. So advice is what is given, while the act of giving advice is called advising (or to advise).

Comparison chart

Advice versus Advise comparison chart

AdviceAdvise
Part of speechNounsVerb
Meaningrecommendation, counsel, opinion offered as guidanceThe act of giving advice
Pronunciationədˈvīsədˈvīz

Differences in usage and meaning

Advice is a noun. It is a suggestion or recommendation.
  • His advice was sound and everyone listened to him.
  • I am seeking your advice because you are more experienced in such matters.
  • She made use of the suggestions she found in the advice column.
  • Take my advice and quit your day job to focus on your startup business.
Advise is a verb. It means "to give advice" and therefore refers to the act of giving advice.
  • I advise you to resign from your position.
  • My lawyer has advised me to settle this matter out of court.
  • She has a strictly advisory role in this project.
  • I am advising three doctoral students for their thesis.
  • I was advised to visit the local embassy.

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