A Plan Worth Following
(Exercising Your Mind)
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advice – noun
1. an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc.: I shall act on your advice.
2. a communication, especially from a distance, containing information: Advice from abroad informs us that the government has fallen. Recent diplomatic advices have been ominous.
3. an official notification, especially one pertaining to a business agreement: an overdue advice.
Origin of advice
1250-1300; late Middle English advise; replacing Middle English avis (with ad- ad- for a- a-5) < Old French a vis (taken from the phrase ce m’est a vis that is my impression, it seems to me) < Latin ad (see ad-) + vīsus (see visage)
advise – verb (used with object), advised, advising.
1. to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following: I advise you to be cautious.
2. to recommend as desirable, wise, prudent, etc.: He advised secrecy for the sake of national security.
3. to give (a person, group, etc.) information or notice (often followed by of): The investors were advised of the risk. They advised him that this was their final notice.
verb (used without object), advised, advising.
4. to take counsel; consult (usually followed by with): I shall advise with my friends.
5. to offer counsel; give advice or recommend particular actions, conduct, etc.: I shall act as you advise.
origin of advise
1275-1325; late Middle English; replacing Middle English avisen < Anglo-French, Old French aviser, verbal derivative of avis opinion (< a vis; see advice)
device – noun
1. a thing made for a particular purpose; an invention or contrivance, especially a mechanical or electrical one.
2. a plan or scheme for effecting a purpose.
3. a crafty scheme; trick.
4. a particular word pattern, figure of speech, combination of word sounds, etc., used in a literary work to evoke a desired effect or arouse a desired reaction in the reader: rhetorical devices.
5.a mobile device: Students may not bring devices into the secure testing center. Don’t leave your devices in a hot car.
6.something elaborately or fancifully designed.
7. a representation or design used as a heraldic charge or as an emblem, badge, trademark, or the like.
8. a motto.
9.Archaic. devising; invention
origin of device
1375-1425; blend of late Middle English devis division, discourse and devise heraldic device, will; both < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin dīvīsa, feminine of dīvīsus; see division
devise – verb (used with object), devised, devising.
- the act of disposing of property, especially real property, by will.
- a will or clause in a will disposing of property, especially real property.
- the property so disposed of.