To advise someone is to give them advice, or counsel. If you live in Iceland and a friend visiting you from Hawaii asks what he should pack, advise him to bring warm clothes and snow boots.

Advise comes from a Latin word for vision. We want people to advise us if we think they can see the whole picture better than we can. For this reason, we often seek the advice of trained people. Financial advisors advise their clients on which funds to invest in. Legal advisors advise their clients on the law. To advise can also be to give notice. You should advise your boss of your decision to quit at least two weeks in advance.

Definitions of advise
  1. verb
    give advice to
    synonyms: counsel, rede
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    exhort, press, urge, urge on
    force or impel in an indicated direction
    deter, dissuade
    turn away from by persuasion
    admonish, discourage, monish, warn
    admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
    tip, tip off
    give insider information or advise to
    misadvise, misguide
    give bad advice to
    put forward, as of an idea
    advise professionally
    make a treatment inadvisable
    hurry, rush
    urge to an unnatural speed
    bear on, push
    press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
    talk out of
    persuade someone not to do something
    advocate, preach
    speak, plead, or argue in favor of
    type of:
    discuss, hash out, talk over
    speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion
  2. verb
    inform (somebody) of something
    “I advised him that the rent was due”
    synonyms: apprise, apprize, give notice, notify, send word
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    impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
  3. verb
    make a proposal, declare a plan for something
    synonyms: propose, suggest
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    advocate, recommend, urge
    push for something
    advance, throw out
    bring forward for consideration or acceptance
    suggest sex to
    feed back
    respond to a query or outcome
    posit, put forward, state, submit
    put before
    make a motion, move
    propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
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    state emphatically and authoritatively
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