disadvise (third-person singular simple present disadvises, present participle disadvising, simple past and past participle disadvised)
- (transitive, rare) To advise against.
- a. 1691, Robert Boyle, Works, Volume V, page 464: I had a clear reason to disadvise the purchase of it.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling, volume 1, Digitized edition, published 2008, page 123: In this case, therefore, I conceive the plaintiff must be nonsuited and I should disadvise the bringing any such action.
- 2009, ARJ Schneider, S Klueber, HG Posselt, B Funk, Lydia Murzynski, Wolfgang F. Caspary, Juergen Stein, “Application of the Glucose Hydrogen Breath Test for the Detection of Bacterial Overgrowth in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis––A Reliable Method?”, in Digestive diseases and Sciences, Springer: Dietary recommendations for patients with CF generally disadvise an excessive intake of complex carbohydrates
(transitive, rare) To dissuade.
- 1855, Anthony Trollope, The Chronicles of Barsetshire: The Warden: I am sure he disadvised you from it
- 1888, Parliamentary Papers, volume 74, Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, page 9: The Convention sanctioned the exercise in Bechuanaland of that Imperial influence and protection which Sir Hercules had opposed at Pretoria and disadvised Her Majesty's Government against, as quoted above.
- 1928, The Tea & Coffee Trade Journal: Representing the Tea, Coffee, Spice, and Fine Grocery Trades, volume 55: At the time I used to wonder whether he knew his subject or whether he did not wish to part with his knowledge. From his subsequent career I have come to the conclusion that the former was the case. He disadvised me from studying books
- Never commonly used by native speakers.
- Used more commonly by non-native speakers to translate words in their native languages, especially in medicine and engineering.
While meditating the execution of his purpose, his father arrived; and although the latter had formerly administered too much to the follies of his son, he had in the present instance sufiicient wisdom to dis-advise him from so infatuated a project.
Life of Mary, queen of Scots, by J. Grant, 1828 p. 138
He wrote [...in 1654] but it would so reflecton the Queen mother that, though I am one she most hates, I disadvise it.
Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette, by Carolyn Harris, 2016,
“No better provided, I must disadvise a rash and sudden declaring of a war and yet I would not fearfully and honor to their mutiny..."
Memoirs of the Court of King Charles I, Vol. 1, by Lucy Aikin, 1833, p. 534
Furthermore I will never advise anyone to get it nor disadvise anyone from getting it but leave everyone to his own free will and accord.
Scottish Country Life, 1976
The arbiter had found furtherthat the appellant's owndoctorsdid not disadvise the operation on these grounds, but merely because they were of opinion that it would not lessen ...
The Scottish Law Reporter... Vol. 50, 1913
DIS-ADVISE, v. To advise not, or advise or counsel from doing any thing. I may little doubt of its being counterfeit, ... not so cogently evince, that I had a clear reason to disadvise the purchase of it.—Boyle. Works, vol. v. p. 464.
A New Dictionary of the English Language, 1836/67