advisable, adj.1. recommendable, desirable, expedient, practical, useful; profitable, beneficial, advantageous, best; prudent, discreet, circumspect, politic, judicious, wise, sage, sagacious; sensible, reasonable, rational, intelligent; correct, proper, right, good; suitable, seemly, appropriate, befitting, fit, meet, apt, Inf.O.K.
2. counselable, consultable, helpable; open to or ready for advice, open-minded, treatable, undefensive,
advise, v. 1. counsel, guide, instruct, teach, tutor, tell about, take under one's wing, Inf.steer; recommend, suggest, offer an opinion, give [s.o.] a tip or hint, tell [s.o.] what to do.
advise with consult, take counsel with, confer; deliberate, consider, weigh, discuss.
3. exhort, persuade, urge, coax, encourage, appeal to, make a bid to; prescribe, enjoin, direct, command, order; dissuade, admonish, caution, warn, Archaic. monish.
advise of inform, give news orword of, report, give an account of; enlighten, give insight, make known, impart, relate, communicate; apprise, acquaint [s.o.] with, let [s.o.] in on, notify.
advised, adj.1. (usu. used in combination)
considered, weighed, pondered, contemplated, meditated, thought out; deliberated, arbitrated, mediated, discussed, debated.
2. deliberate, studied, circumspect, cautious, careful; prudent, judicious, sensible, reasonable.
3. informed, apprised, notified, acquainted, kept up orabreast, enlightened, let in on, in on, clued in.
deliberately, thoughtfully, after full consideration; prudently, discreetly, judiciously; cautiously, circumspectly, carefully, heedfully, guardedly, warily; slowly, painstakingly, methodically, systematically, with due process,
advisement, n.1. consideration, weighing, arbitra tion, contemplation, meditation; consultation, deliberation, debate, discussion.
2. counsel, guidance, supervision, care; instruction, teaching, tutorage,
adviser, n.1. counselor, guidance counselor, men tor, confidant, confidante, therapist; guide, coach, teacher, instructor, tutor, preceptor, director, pilot, Inf.steerer.
2. consultant, resource, professional, Inf.pro, expert; sage, wise man, Solomon, solon, fountain of knowledge, wealth of information, Class. Myth. Nestor; conferrer, U.S.
conferee, arbitrator, arbiter, referee, umpire.
3. prompter, persuader, coaxer, urger, encourager; monitor, admonisher, admonitor, criticizer; meddler, interferer, backseat driver.
advisory, adj.1. counseling, helping, consulting, consultive, consultative, consultatory; professional, expert.
2. prudential, recommendatory, recommending, deliberative, conferring,
advocacy, n.1. support, backing, patronage, active espousal, maintenance, sustenance, Obs.advocation; countenance, favor, endorsement, subscription, sanction, recommendation, approval, approbation, blessing, grace, sponsorship, auspices orauspice, good offices, kind regard; defense, championship, relief, help, aid, assistance.
2. speaking for, pleading for, arguing for, speaking well orhighly orwarmly of, having orputting a good word in for; supporting, seconding, maintaining, sustaining, upholding, defending; espousing, favoring, countenancing, subscribing to, taking the side of, falling in with, joining oneself to, associating oneself with, lending one's name to; taking the part of, taking up or espousing oradopting the cause of, standing up for, siding with ortaking sides with, standing behind; recommending, urging, propagating, endorsing, puffing, singing the praises of, SI. touting, SI. hyping,
advocate, v. 1. speak for, plead for, argue for, speak in favor of, speak well orhighly orwarmly of, have orput in a good word for; support, back, second, maintain, sustain, uphold; champion, defend, patronize, espouse, favor, countenance; subscribe to, take the side of, fall in with, join oneself to, associate oneself with, lend one's name to, take the part of, take up or espouse oradopt the cause of; stand up for, side with ortake sides with, stand behind; recommend, urge, cry up, propagate, endorse, puff, sing the praises of, SI. tout, SI. hype.
My Account / Test History
Most children in England and Wales follow this route in the state system (= free education).
• You go to school (as a pupil to study) and go to university (as a student to study). You don’t use the definite article ‘the’ here. Other expressions like this are go to bed (to sleep); go into hospital (when you are ill); go to church (to pray / to worship).
• In some areas of the UK there are not many grammar schools.
• There are also public schools. In fact, these are private, and parents pay to send their children there. Some are expensive. About 5% of the population go to public schools.
A school timetable
Maths is an abbreviation of mathematics.
As you can see, the pupils have five lessons every day, and altogether they do (= study) eleven subjects a week plus Physical Education (PE). Every morning they have a twenty-minute break. There are three terms (= periods of continuous work) in a school year, and the timetable changes every year.
Note: Some words in English which end in ‘s’ look plural, but in fact they are singular: Maths isn’t my favourite subject, and physics is very difficult.
Most nouns of this type refer to subjects; other examples are economics and politics.