Is there a single word for the action of taking someone's advice?

Example sentence:

I was told to sign the check, and I ________ed [took his advice].

  • 1
    in this case 'obliged'
    – JMP
    Mar 29, 2017 at 5:43
  • obey / accept / regard etc. Mar 29, 2017 at 6:02

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I was told to sign the check and I consented.



to agree to do something

The defense must show that the victim had consented.


I was told to sign the check and I heeded the advice.

Merriam Webster

to give consideration or attention to; pay attention to

Heeding has deeper meanings than what it is appears on the surface. To heed someone's advice is to take notice and consider, if not follow completely.

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    Your fill-in of the example sentence is incorrect, it is missing the ending. It would need to be "...and I heeded him" or "...and I heeded his advice".
    – AndyT
    Mar 31, 2017 at 14:52
  • @AndyT Good catch. Shouldn't be the intransitive version.
    – vickyace
    Mar 31, 2017 at 14:54
  • What would be wrong with 'I was told to sign the check, and I did' please? Apr 14, 2017 at 20:25
  • @RobbieGoodwin There is nothing wrong with it. But this is a different discussion.
    – vickyace
    Apr 14, 2017 at 20:57
  • Uh… vickyace, did you notice the question was ‘Is there a verb for “to take advice”… a single word for taking someone's advice?’ I suspect not. ‘Obliging’ the adviser would be ingratiation, not acceptance. ‘Obedience’ is for orders, not advice. ‘Regard’ is to consider, not to take. ‘Consent’ in the context of advice, is to acquiesce, not to take. How is your own ‘I heeded the advice’ better than ‘I took the advice?’ How are ‘heeded’ or ‘accept’ even different from ’took’, please? Thanks, vickyace, and the ‘different discussion’ is actually yours. Happy Easter! Apr 15, 2017 at 1:11

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