advice
noun
ADJECTIVE
constructive, excellent, good, helpful, practical, sensible, sound, useful, valuable

That's very sound advice.

bad, wrong

I think my lawyer gave me the wrong advice.

unsolicited

I will refrain from giving unsolicited advice.

clear
general
detailed
conflicting
confidential
impartial, independent
free

The website gives free, impartial advice on all aspects of saving energy.

expert, professional, specialist

It is essential to seek expert advice from a mental health professional.

financial, legal, medical
… OF ADVICE
bit, piece, word

Can I give you a friendly word of advice?

VERB + ADVICE
give (sb), offer (sb), pass on, provide (sb with)

I hope I can pass on some useful advice.

get, obtain, receive, take

I think you need to take legal advice.

ask, ask for, go to sb for, seek, turn to sb for

Go to your doctor and ask for advice.

She asked her mother's advice.

accept, act on, follow, heed, listen to, take

I wished that I had followed her advice.

disregard, ignore, reject
ADVICE + NOUN
centre (BrE)

The Local Authority runs an advice centre in the town.

column

She writes a weekly advice column in the local paper.

PREPOSITION
against sb's advice

Permission was given against the advice of the planning officers.

on sb's advice

On the advice of his experts he bought another company.

advice about

advice about bringing up children

advice for

Here is some advice for pregnant women.

advice on

Can you give me some advice on where to buy good maps?

advice to

My advice to you would be to wait a few months.


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