(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To give advice]
Syn. recommend, counsel, prescribe, exhort, direct, admonish, warn, caution, suggest, guide, steer, instruct, advocate, urge, prompt, encourage, coax, persuade, induce, charge, enjoin, dissuade, teach, propose, tell, preach, give advice to, give counsel to, forewarn, entreat, hint, point out, opine, seek to persuade, wise up*, straighten out*, give the facts*, put one's two cents worth in*.
2. [To give information]
Syn. notify, inform, apprise, make known; see notify 1 .
Syn.- advise means simply to recommend a course of action and implies that the giver of the advice has knowledge or experience; counsel implies serious deliberation of weighty matters; admonish suggests earnest, gently reproving advice concerning a fault, error, etc., given by someone fitted to do so by age or position; to caution or warn is to give advice that puts one on guard against possible danger, failure, etc.; warn is used especially when a serious danger is involved
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. counsel recommend, tip, direct, guide, admonish, suggest, hint, give a word to the wise, exhort, point out, forewarn, advocate.
2. notify inform, let know, educate, fill in, clue in.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To give recommendations to (someone) about a decision or course of action: counsel, recommend. Informal: mentor. See OPINION. 2. To meet and exchange views to reach a decision: confer, consult, deliberate, parley, talk. Informal: powwow. See COLLECT, MEET, WORDS. 3. To impart information to: acquaint, apprise, educate, enlighten, inform, notify, tell. See KNOWLEDGE, TEACH.

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