Advise and Direct


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Advise verb – To give advice to.
Usage example: a popular guidance counselor who has been advising students about their college plans for two decades

Direct is a synonym for advise in recommend topic. In some cases you can use "Direct" instead a verb "Advise", when it comes to topics like counsel, guide, offer recommendation.
Nearby Words: advice, advisable, adviser, advisory, advisement
Synonyms for Advise


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Direct verb – To issue orders to (someone) by right of authority.
Usage example: our tour guide directed us to wait in front of the building until she could rejoin us

Advise is a synonym for direct in control topic. Sometimes you can use "Advise" instead a verb "Direct", if it concerns topics such as manage, recommend, counsel, guide.
Nearby Words: direction, directed, directly, directing, directness
Synonyms for Direct

Common collocations

hero advise hero direct hero
people advise people direct people
player advise player direct player
times advise times direct times
Other nouns: members.
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