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American English: /waɪz/
British English: /wʌɪz/

adjective wiser, wisest

  • 1 (prudent)
    I'm sure it is the wisest course of action
    estoy convencido de que es lo más acertado
    it would be wise to call first
    sería prudente or aconsejable llamar antes
    Example 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 Men
    los Reyes Magos
    to be wise in the ways of business/the world
    tener experiencia en los negocios/de la vida
    it's easy to be wise after the event
    es muy fácil criticar a posteriori
    to be none the wiserI'm none the wiser
    sigo sin entender or sin enterarme
    he explained it again but I was none the wiser
    lo volvió a explicar pero yo seguí sin enterarme
    lo volvió a explicar pero yo seguí en ayunas [colloquial]
    eat one: no-one will be any the wiser
    cómete una, nadie se va a dar cuenta
    to get wise with somebody (American English) [colloquial]
    insolentarse con alguien
    Example 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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 to something/somebodyI thought you'd be wise to his tricks by now
    creía que ya le conocerías las mañas
    don't worry, I'm wise to him
    no te preocupes que lo conozco muy bien
    no te preocupes que ya lo tengo calado [colloquial]
    to put somebody wise about something/somebody [colloquial]
    alertar a alguien sobre algo/alguien
    Example 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.

Phrasal verbs

wise up

1verb + adverb
avivarse (Latin America) [colloquial]
apiolarse (River Plate area) [colloquial]
to wise up to something
darse cuenta de algo
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
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