Meaning of WISE in English

WISE

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a good/smart/wise move (= sensible )

I’m not sure it was a good move giving him the job.

a sensible/wise precaution

Fitting window locks is a sensible precaution.

a wise investment (= very sensible )

A pension might be a wise investment.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

always

It's always wise to follow the technical advice offered by paving manufacturers when preparing the foundations of your patio.

It is always wise to look towards those who inspire and impress you.

It is always wise to remember that the seeds are more important than the nurse crop.

It is always wise to write down important points so that there is no risk of misunderstanding.

It is always wise to have a dual flight before flying solo at an unfamiliar site.

It was always wise to work out a line of retreat as well as a line of approach.

Dumb shit, Jay, always wise after the non-event!

much

Eventually I though it much wiser to give up being called Manager and since then I've had to adapt myself.

In our caste, ladies are much wiser .

Which left him not much wiser , but you couldn't win all the time.

You're much wiser not to draw attention to yourself.

But no doubt he will be much wiser next time around.

If Margaret was ignorant of what was going on, then Polly was not much wiser .

so

Sadly neither the column nor our old friend Allan Edgar was so wise .

No researcher is so wise that all plans work perfectly.

You've been so wise about other people's problems.

He was so wise , so deep.

Even so wise a critic as Barry Ulanov missed the boat on Monk.

too

She was full of words, but she was too wise a woman to speak them.

Quelala was much too wise not to swim, and he was not in the least spoiled by all his good fortune.

I am too wise now to believe I can buy my freedom with Undry.

very

You're very wise to get yourself insured.

Good filtration is required, and a 25% weekly water change is very wise .

But it struck me then how very wise he was to keep his sexy side so firmly battened down on duty.

She's very wise and kind, and she listens.

It was a wise decision, Jean-Paul. Very wise.

He was small, rather Prussian in manner and very wise .

They were very wise and crystal clear - after the event.

However, like it or not, this policy, together with our alternating crewing system was a very wise move on the part of management.

■ NOUN

advice

The wisest advice is often the simplest.

That wise advice captures the uses -- and the limits -- of advice columns.

In fading winter light that seemed wise advice and we retraced our steps to the gentler landscape of Teesdale itself.

choice

And a wise choice it turned out to be.

His doctrine, containment, proved to have been a wise choice over the long haul.

A wise choice is dependent upon two questions you must ask yourself: 1.

The government had made a wise choice .

It was not, he admits, the wisest choice for a beginner.

There were times when running was the wisest choice .

Radcliffe is not a wise choice of companion for you at this particular point in your family crisis.

I recall Sir chose swan, a very wise choice for Sir to make, if I might opine.

counsel

Giant leaps into the unknown are dangerous and therefore wiser counsel may preach limited change from the existing position. 3.

His service and wise counsel during his tenure as chairman have been greatly appreciated by all of us on the Board.

He was in the office offering wise counsel , encouraging a forward look a weekend or two before he died.

course

The wisest course is to take off the bud and burn it - you will not get a bloom anyway.

But the wisest course of action is to tackle the problem at source and cut your fuel bills.

Lucy had already decided that this would be the wisest course for her to take.

decision

We pray for the general synod as it meets shortly, for wise decisions and clear leadership.

Hugh Sloan made the wisest decision of all.

It is a wise decision on your part.

As a result, managers can safely focus on making wise decisions .

It was a wise decision , Jean-Paul.

Is a personal pension a wise decision ?

This turned out to have been a wise decision .

guy

Which just leaves De Niro, whose charismatic wise guy routine is disappointingly adequate and no more.

But you better deliver the goods, wise guy .

He grabbed dance by the arm and led it into the world of city rhythms, wise guys and lovers.

But to be honest, I like to see a little bit of a wise guy in my coaches.

investment

Repair kits, if not supplied with the tent, are cheap and a wise investment .

Critics of the privatization plan also worry that many individuals do not have the expertise to make wise investments .

But the amount of available time, unlike money, can not be increased by wise investment or hard work.

The bottom line: Taking time now to plan is a wise investment toward a more enjoyable and economically feasible vacation.

man

The next day I too rose a wiser man .

They are not the implements of a wise man .

It is marked by the arrival of the 3 wise men .

There he met a wise man who gave him the answer to the question that had haunted him.

Men are shown in different roles, as innkeepers, shepherds, wise men and fathers.

It needs time to get the wise men in their places.

I feel like one of the three wise men , love, enjoy!

At all times all wise men had revered the mysterious organ of generation through which alone might life be entered.

move

There were many more than two hundred behind that large banner, so was it the wisest move ?

This wise move was not made because of treaties.

I knew it wouldn't be a wise move for me.

But the doctor decided to cover the full investment for $ 550, 000, a wise move .

Did I think it would be a wise move or should she try to persuade Meredith to keep her on for Christmas?

Killing this guy was not a wise move .

However, like it or not, this policy, together with our alternating crewing system was a very wise move on the part of management.

The wisest move at this point would be to begin reading the first page.

precaution

It turned out to be a wise precaution .

This wise precaution preserved the Garden for posterity.

It follows that careful monitoring of patients for their susceptibility to depression before prescribing mood-altering drugs would be a wise precaution .

Even when the installation has been undertaken by an expert, the inclusion of a circuit breaker is a wise precaution .

It is a wise precaution to meet new clients, rather than to deal with them over the telephone or by correspondence.

Carrying an ice axe is, however, a wise precaution .

Ineffectual or not against lingering gases it seemed a wise precaution , even if it was only psychological.

It is probably a wise precaution in view of allegations that the couple stole billions of dollars from their country.

use

Both regions include splendid scenery and wildlife, for which a possible wise use is well-managed tourism.

The wise use of time can be a crucial element in other ways.

There is no wise use for wilderness, except to preserve it by excluding man altogether.

woman

The wise woman filled a bowl with water and looked into it.

She stated that a wise woman would choose her mate on the basis of his qualities of character.

The tradition of the wise woman , as seer and healer.

Just what country people call a wise woman .

word

So let me leave you with a few wise words .

Kiss's bass-playing spokesman Gene Simmons ponders the curious longevity of his band, while imparting a few wise words on rock'n'roll in general.

Newton should have heeded his own wise words .

From a survivor's point of view, those are wise words .

They all look to him for wise words .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

none the wiser

I've read the instructions, but I'm still none the wiser.

They replaced the painting with a copy and the public was none the wiser.

After spending $ 88m in his two bids, he seemed none the wiser.

This goes on for several hours, and Blue is none the wiser for his efforts.

Tommy, unable to read, is none the wiser.

wise/wily/funny/weird etc old bird

I hadn't noticed what a weird old bird Ned was, either.

Just so. Funny old bird .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"I've decided to apply for that job." "I think that's a very wise decision."

a wise investment

Burton didn't like what he was hearing, but he was wise enough to keep his thoughts to himself.

Buying good health insurance was a wise decision.

Do you think it's wise for him to travel alone?

He thought it might be wise not to tell her what had happened.

She was a wise old woman, and we all valued her advice.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

If at all possible, it's wise to discuss attitudes to communal living before jointly moving in.

If our species is extinguished, others will be wiser or luckier.

If that were all, I'd applaud it as a wise and public-spirited action and I hope it starts a trend.

One thing is certain: It has never been wise to underestimate Yeltsin.

Perhaps it would be wise to telephone first.

The wise use of time can be a crucial element in other ways.

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

none the wiser

I've read the instructions, but I'm still none the wiser.

They replaced the painting with a copy and the public was none the wiser.

After spending $ 88m in his two bids, he seemed none the wiser.

This goes on for several hours, and Blue is none the wiser for his efforts.

Tommy, unable to read, is none the wiser.

sadder and/but wiser

wise/wily/funny/weird etc old bird

I hadn't noticed what a weird old bird Ned was, either.

Just so. Funny old bird .

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