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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Part of speech Noun Verb
Meaning recommendation, counsel, opinion offered as guidance The act of giving advice
Pronunciation ədˈvīs ədˈvīz

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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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