Advice and advise not only have different meanings but are also pronounced differently. Advise is a verb, and advice is a noun. So advice is what is given, while the act of giving advice is called advising (or to advise).

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Advice versus Advise comparison chart
Edit this comparison chartAdviceAdvise
Part of speech Noun Verb
Meaning recommendation, counsel, opinion offered as guidance The act of giving advice
Pronunciation ədˈvīs ədˈvīz

Differences in usage and meaning

Advice is a noun. It is a suggestion or recommendation.

Advise is a verb. It means "to give advice" and therefore refers to the act of giving advice.

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What is correct — Be advised or Be adviced?

The correct usage is be advised because "adviced" is not a word. Advice is never used in the past tense because it is not a verb; nor is it an adverb or adjective.

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