Meaning of WISE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ waɪz ]
( wises, wising, wised, wiser, wisest)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
A wise person is able to use their experience and knowledge in order to make sensible decisions and judgments.
She has the air of a wise woman...
The three of us stood around the machine nodding wisely.
ADV : ADV with v
A wise action or decision is sensible.
She had made a very wise decision...
It is wise to seek help and counsel as soon as possible.
ADJ : oft it v-link ADJ to-inf
They’ve invested their money wisely...
Our man had wisely decided to be picked up at the farm.
ADV : usu ADV with v
If you get wise to something, you find out about it, especially when someone has been trying to keep it secret. ( INFORMAL )
Dealers have already got wise to the trend and increased their prices accordingly.
PHRASE : V inflects , PHR n
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006