III. VOLUNTARY ACTION
2. Complex voluntary action
instruction, charge, injunction, obtestation; Governor's message, President's message; King's message, Queen's speech; message, speech from the throne.
adviser, prompter; counsel, counselor; monitor, mentor, Nestor, magnus Apollo, senator; teacher [more].
guide, manual, chart (information) [more].
physician, leech, archiater.
arbiter (judge) [more].
reference, referment; consultation, conference, pourparler.
[Verbs] advise, counsel; give advice, give counsel, give a piece of advice; suggest, prompt, submonish, recommend, prescribe, advocate; exhort (persuade) [more].
enjoin, enforce, charge, instruct, call; call upon (request) [more]; dictate.
advise with; lay heads together, consult together; compare notes; hold a council, deliberate, be closeted with.
confer, consult, refer to, call in; take advice, follow advice; be advised by, have at one's elbow, take one's cue from.
[Phrases] "give every man thine ear but few thy voice" [Hamlet]; "I pray thee cease thy counsel" [Much Ado About Nothing]; "my guide, philosopher, and friend" [Pope]; "'twas good advice and meant, my son be good" [Crabbe]; verbum sat sapienti; vive memor leti; "we, ask advice but we mean approbation" [Colton].