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 enterarme or [colloquial] seguí en ayunaseat one: no-one will be any the wisercómete una, nadie se va a dar cuentato get wise with somebody (American English) [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 bien or [colloquial] ya lo tengo caladoto 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.
- [literary]in any/no wiseen modo alguno
de ninguna manera
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