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Hi, would someone please tell me the meaning of 'advisement'? it is 'advise' + 'ment', but it is explained as 'careful consideration'. Is this true?
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Hi,

Yes.

The word usually just appears in the set phrase

'I will take it under advisement'.

This means that I will consider it carefully, and make a decision later.

It's a formal expression that you might typically hear from a judge. It's not something that would be said casually.

I also think that it's a N. American term.

Best wishes, Clive
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Right. We would never accuse a judge of such behavior, but a corollary of the court's saying this is that the ruling will be postponed til later. As you say, the boss probably doesn't intend to follow thru, but knows you won't challenge him. If a friend says it you know he's joking, but you also know he intends to let it slide.
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CliveHi,

Yes.

The word usually just appears in the set phrase

'I will take it under advisement'.

This means that I will consider it carefully, and make a decision later.

It's a formal expression that you might typically hear from a judge. It's not something that would be said casually.

I also think that it's a N. American term.

Best wishes, Clive

This is a very good answer and what the words actually mean. In practice, it frequently is used as a way of ignoring an issue. Example: An employee makes a suggestion to a boss. The boss says, "I'll take it under advisement." This is likely to mean that the boss will never mention it again and he is dismissing the issue but not being forthright.

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