advice

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Counsel
Nouns
1. (help given) advice, counsel, suggestion, recommendation; exhortation, expostulation; consultation, counseling, guidance; hint; admonition (See warning); sermon; guidance, instruction, pointer, word to the wise, whisper, word in the ear; charge. Informal, flea in the ear, two cents' worth, tip.
2. (one who advises) adviser, prompter, counselor, Nestor, Polonius, monitor, Dutch uncle; sherpa; mentor (See teaching). Informal, maven, kibitzer, backseat driver, Monday-morning quarterback.
3. (something that advises) guide; consultation, council, conference; information, news.
Verbs
1. (give advice) advise, [give] counsel, have a word with; suggest, recommend, prescribe, exhort; instruct, guide, coach; expostulate, dissuade; warn (See warning).Informal, give one a piece of one's mind, put a flea in one's ear, kibitz.
2. (consult together) advise with; consult together; compare notes; hold a council, deliberate, be closeted with, confer.
3. take or follow advice, be advised, follow one's lead. Informal, go along with, buy into.
Adjectives
1. (giving advice) advisory, consultative, consultant; recommendatory, hortative, persuasive, dissuasive, admonitory, cautionary, warning.
2. (worthy of being recommended) advisable, desirable, commendable.
Phrases — another country heard from; too many cooks spoil the broth; ask advice, but use your common sense; consult with your pillow.
Quotations — Good counselors lack no clients (Shakespeare), The smallest current coin (Ambrose Bierce), I always pass on good advice... It is never of any use to oneself (Oscar Wilde), Good but rarely came from good advice (Lord Byron).
Antonyms, See dissuasion.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. guidance, counsel, recommendation, instruction(s), consultation, suggestion(s), preaching, information, admonition, exhortation, forewarning, warning, caution, a word to the wise, injunction, charge, lesson, directions, advocacy, opinion, recommendation regarding a course of action, advisement, encouragement, persuasion, dissuasion, prescription, urging, proposition, proposal, view, help, aid, judgment, word, input, pointer*, tip*.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
counsel, tip, direction, opinion, word to the wise, schooling, guidance, admonition, recommendation, suggestion, hint. ''Like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind.''—Coleridge. ''Always a confession.''—Emile Herzog.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. An opinion as to a decision or course of action: counsel, recommendation. See OPINION. 2. New information, especially about recent events and happenings. Often used in plural: intelligence, news, tiding (often used in plural), word. Informal: scoop. See KNOWLEDGE, WORDS.

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