Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AD'VERSE – AD-VIS'ED-LY
AD'VERSE, a. [ad'vers; L. adversus, opposite; of ad and versus, turned; from verto, to turn. See Advert. This word was formerly accented, by some authors, on the last syllable; but the accent is now settled on the first.]
- Opposite; opposing; acting in a contrary direction; conflicting; counteracting; as, adverse winds; an adverse party.
- Figuratively, opposing desire; contrary to the wishes, or to supposed good; hence, unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; pernicious; unprosperous; as, adverse fate or circumstances.
AD-VERSE', v.t. [advers'.]
To oppose. [Not used.] – Gower.
In an adverse manner; oppositely; unfortunately; unprosperously; in a manner contrary to desire or success.
An event, or series of events, which oppose success or desire; misfortune; calamity; affliction; distress; state of unhappiness. In the day of adversity, consider. – Eccl. vii. Ye have rejected God, who saved you out of all your adversities. – 1 Sam. x.
AD-VERT', v.i. [L. adverto, of ad and verto, to turn.]
To turn the mind or attention to; to regard, observe, or notice; with to; as, he adverted to what was said, or to a circumstance that occurred.
Attended to; regarded; with to.
A direction of the mind to; attention; notice; regard; consideration; heedfulness.
In an advertent manner.
Attending to; regarding; observing.
AD-VER-TISE', v.t. [s as z. Fr. avertir; Arm. avertisza, to inform; from ad and verto, to turn. See Advert.]
- To inform; to give notice, advice or intelligence to, whether of a past or present event, or of something future. I will advertise thee what this people will do to thy people in the latter day. – Num. xxiv. I thought to advertise thee, saying, Buy it before the inhabitants and elders of my people. – Ruth iv. In this sense, it has of before the subject of information; as, to advertise a man of his losses.
- To publish a notice of; to publish a written or printed account of; as, to advertise goods or a farm.
Informed; notified; warned; used of persons: published; made known; used of things.
Information; admonition; notice given. More generally, a publication intended to give notice; this may be, by a short account printed in a newspaper, or by a written account posted, or otherwise made public.
One who advertises. This title is often given to public prints.
- Informing; giving notice; publishing notice.
- adj. Furnishing advertisements; as, advertising customers.
- In the sense of monitory, or active in giving intelligence, as used by Shakspeare. [Not now used.]
AD-VICE', n. [Fr. avis, opinion, notice; Arm. avis. This and the verb aviser, to advise, seem to be formed of ad and the L. viso, to see, to visit.]
- Counsel; an opinion recommended, or offered, as worthy to be followed. What advice give ye? – 2 Chron. x. With good advice make war. – Prov. xx. We may give advice, but we cannot give conduct. – Franklin.
- Prudence; deliberate consideration. – Shak.
- Information; notice; intelligence; as, we have late advices from France. To take advice, is to consult with others.
A vessel employed to carry dispatches or information.
AD-VIS'A-BLE, a. [See Advise.]
- Proper to be advised; prudent; expedient; proper to be done or practiced; as, it is not advisable to proceed, at this time, to a choice of officers.
- Open to advice. – South.
The quality of being advisable or expedient.
To deliberate, weigh well, or consider. Advise and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me. – 2 Sam. xxiv. To advise with, is to consult for the purpose of taking the opinions of others.
AD-VISE', v.t. [s as z. Fr. aviser; Arm. avisa; Sp. avisar; It. avvisare. See Advice.]
- To give counsel to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed; as, I advise you to be cautious of speculation.
- To give information; to communicate notice; to make acquainted with; followed by of before the thing communicated; as, the merchants were advised of the risk.
- To deliberate, consider, or consult. Advise thyself of what word I shall bring again to him that sent me. – 1 Chron. xxi. But in this sense it is usually intransitive.
- Informed; counseled; also cautious; prudent; acting with deliberation. Let him be advised in his answers. – Bacon. With the well advised is wisdom. – Prov. xiii.
- Done, formed, or taken with advice or deliberation; intended; as, an advised act or scheme.
With deliberation or advice; heedfully; purposely; by design; as, an enterprise advisedly undertaken.