adjective wiser, wisest
- 1 (prudent) I'm sure it is the wisest course of actionestoy convencido de que es lo más acertadoit would be wise to call firstsería prudente or aconsejable llamar antesExample sentences
- He added: ‘There are times when a prudent silence is wise.’
- It was a wise concession to Russian sensibilities.
- We have to do this in a very smart, wise, sensible way.
- 2 (learned, experienced) the three Wise Menlos Reyes Magosto be wise in the ways of business/the worldtener experiencia en los negocios/de la vidait's easy to be wise after the eventes muy fácil criticar a posteriorito be none the wiserI'm none the wisersigo sin entender or sin enterarmehe explained it again but I was none the wiserlo volvió a explicar pero yo seguí sin enterarmelo volvió a explicar pero yo seguí en ayunas [colloquial]eat one: no-one will be any the wisercómete una, nadie se va a dar cuentato get wise with somebody (US) [colloquial]insolentarse con alguienExample sentences
- There, with a bit of good advice and wise judgement, you'll eat some of the most fascinating and memorable food you could ever hope to experience at a fraction of the price.
- Both are now doing the tour of duty around company boardrooms as non-executive directors, lending a bit of experience here and a wise word there.
- I know because I was 18 and keeping a diary of my experiences, wise thoughts and bad poetry.
- Is pine conversion economically wise in the long run - the real long run?
- Be wise in your handling of this precious knowledge; its secrecy is imperative.
- My friend had worked in ‘the Industry’ and was wise in the ways of Hollywood.
- 3 (aware) [colloquial]to be wise
tosomething/somebodyI thought you'd be wise to his tricks by nowcreía que ya le conocerías las mañasdon't worry, I'm wise to himno te preocupes que lo conozco muy bienno te preocupes que ya lo tengo calado [colloquial]to put somebody wise aboutsomething/somebody [colloquial]alertar a alguien sobrealgo/alguienExample sentences
- Burglars rarely took stolen gear back to their homes, were wise to police interviewing techniques and rarely left evidence at the scene of their crimes, Mr Blowers said.
- On April 10, the forestry police finally became wise to the situation and raided the restaurant, arresting the owner and 20 employees.
- 1verb + adverb
avivarse (Latin America) [colloquial]
apiolarse (Río de la Plata) [colloquial]to wise up
darse cuenta2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
avivar (Latin America) [colloquial]
- [literary]in any/no wiseen modo alguno
de ninguna manera
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