Difference between Advice and Suggestion

Key Difference: The two words, advice and suggestion are co-related to each other, but an advice acts as a noun which means an opinion recommended or offered, while suggestion also acts as a noun which means an idea or a fact that is put ahead for analysis or consideration.

Advice and suggestion are two different words that are often confused and used interchangeably, however, these words are different from each other.

Advice is a term which is used in the sense to counsel. One can give advice for the problem or can simply give a solution. Advice, seems to be an opinion with command or control and even manipulation.

The word ‘advice’ is defined by Merriam Webster as:

  • Recommendation regarding a decision or course of conduct
  • Information or notice given —usually used in plural
  • An official notice concerning a business transaction

A suggestion on the other hand is used in the sense of giving an idea. Suggestion, seems to be used as a plan or an idea without any command or control and manipulation. It is used to describe any suggestion in general.

The word ‘suggestion’ is defined by Merriam Webster as:

  • An idea about what someone should do or how someone should behave
  • Something that is said in an indirect way
  • An action, quality, appearance, etc., that seems to indicate the presence or existence of something

Comparison between Advice and Suggestion:

 

Advice

Suggestion

Description

Advice acts as a noun which means an opinion recommended or offered

Suggestion also acts as a noun which means an idea or a fact that is put ahead for analysis or consideration.

Origin

14th century

14th century

Synonyms

  • Guidance
  • Adjuration
  • Input
  • Recommendation
  • Opinion
  • Information
  • Instruction
  • Clue
  • Indication
  • Intimation
  • Idea
  • Offer
  • Hint

Examples

  • Take my advice and buy a new car.
  • For the last one hour, Mary is giving him some expert advice about investing.
  • What advice do you have for someone going into this field?
  • Rely only on advice from travel health specialists.
  • Please give comments and suggestions for our new room.
  • I reject her suggestion that we shouldn’t help them.
  • Thank you so much for your kind suggestion.
  • Here is a suggestion to address both the short-run and long-run problems.

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