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advise against Formal

Meaning: to suggest to someone that they should not do something they are thinking of doing

For example:

  • advise against sth Due to the current unrest, the government is advising against unnecessary travel to the region.

  • advise sb against doing sth The Medical Council has advised people against taking this drug until further safety tests have been carried out.

Quick Quiz:

Most doctors advise against
  1. eating fruit and vegetables
  2. smoking cigarettes
  3. exercising regularly

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