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Advise Mike to support hip vocal quartet? (6)


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'advise' is the definition.
(I know that advise is a more specific form of the action inform)

'mike to support hip vocal quartet?' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'mike' could be 'm' (phonetic alphabet: alpha, bravo, charlie etc.) and 'm' is found within the answer.
'to' could be 'for' and 'for' is found in the answer.
'hip' could be 'in' (both can mean fashionable) and 'in' is present in the answer.
This accounts for all the letters.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for inform that I've seen before include "Provide facts - playing well" , "Certify" , "Enlighten" , "Spill the beans" , "snitch?" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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