adjective wiser, wisest
- 1.1 (prudent) I'm sure it is the wisest course of actionit would be wise to call firstestoy convencido de que es lo más acertadosería prudente or aconsejable llamar antesExample sentences1.2 (learned, experienced) the three Wise Men
to be wise in the ways of business/the worldlos Reyes Magosit's easy to be wise after the eventtener experiencia en los negocios/de la vidato be none the wiserI'm none the wiseres muy fácil criticar a posteriorihe explained it again but I was none the wisersigo sin entender or sin enterarmeeat one: no-one will be any the wiserlo volvió a explicar pero yo seguí sin enterarme or [colloquial] seguí en ayunasto get wise with somebody (American English) [colloquial]cómete una, nadie se va a dar cuentainsolentarse con alguienExample 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.
Example sentences1.3 (aware) [colloquial]to be wise
- 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.
tosomething/somebodyI thought you'd be wise to his tricks by nowdon't worry, I'm wise to himcreía que ya le conocerías las mañasto put somebody wiseno te preocupes que lo conozco muy bien or [colloquial] ya lo tengo calado 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.
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