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advisable

adjective [after verb] uk   /ədˈvaɪ.zə.bl̩/ us  
If something is advisable, it will avoid problems if you do it: [+ to infinitive] It's advisable to book seats at least a week in advance. A certain amount of caution is advisable at this point.Giving advice
advisability
noun [U] uk   /ədˌvaɪ.zəˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/
They discussed the advisability of building so near to the airport.Giving advice
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