adviser


adviser
adviser, advisor
Both forms occur with equal frequency throughout the English-speaking world, despite impressions that -er is predominantly BrE and -or AmE. In the OEC, the -er form is roughly twice as common as the -or form across all the varieties of English, and so the traditional spelling still predominates. Advisor is probably influenced by the existence of advisory; but adviser is preferable:

• The Service would never forgive me a mucky divorce, dear —not its legal adviser —John Le Carré, 1989

• The goose…shuffled off to see if she could find some advisors —Jeanette Winterson, 1985.


Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • adviser — Adviser. v. act. Advertir. Il vous trompera, je vous en advise. c est le premier qui m en a advisé. Il vieillit. On dit proverbialement, Qu un fou avise bien un sage, Pour faire entendre qu il faut écouter les advis de quelque part qu ils… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Adviser — Ad*vis er, n. One who advises. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adviser — index accessory, accomplice, advocate (counselor), arbiter, counsel, counselor, esquire, informant …   Law dictionary

  • adviser — (n.) 1610s, agent noun from ADVISE (Cf. advise) (v.). Meaning military person sent to help a government or army in a foreign country is recorded from 1915. Alternative form, Latinate advisor, is perhaps a back formation from ADVISORY (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • adviser — / advisor [n] person who recommends, teaches, or otherwise helps aide, attorney, authority, backseat driver*, buttinski*, clubhouse lawyer*, coach, confidant, consultant, counsel, counselor, director, doctor, Dutch uncle*, expert, friend, guide,… …   New thesaurus

  • adviser — (also advisor) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ chief, principal, senior, special, top ▪ the government s chief economic adviser ▪ close …   Collocations dictionary

  • adviser — n. also: advisor 1) an economic; financial; legal; political; senior; spiritual; technical adviser 2) an adviser on; to (an adviser on foreign affairs; an adviser to the president) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • adviser */*/ — UK [ədˈvaɪzə(r)] / US [ədˈvaɪzər] noun [countable] Word forms adviser : singular adviser plural advisers someone whose job is to give advice on subjects they know a lot about, for example politics or financial matters the Prime Minister s… …   English dictionary