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Meaning of “prudent” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of prudent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prudent" in American English

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prudentadjective

 us   /ˈpru·dənt/
showing good ​judgment in ​avoidingrisks and uncertainties; ​careful: His ​decision was prudent and ​timely.
prudence
noun [U]  us   /ˈpru·dəns/
A little prudence would be ​appropriate.
(Definition of prudent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"prudent" in Business English

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prudentadjective

uk   us   /ˈpruːdənt/
careful in the way that you make decisions or ​spendmoney so that you ​avoid unnecessary ​risks: They insisted that the ​deal is ​fiscally prudent and would not put the city ​budget at ​risk.prudent to do sth It would be prudent to delay ​interestratecuts until early next ​year. prudent ​financialplanning
ACCOUNTING prudent ​accounting is ​based on the ​principle of not showing ​assets or ​profits to be greater than they might be, or ​losses to be ​smaller than they might be, in a company's ​accounts: Normal prudent ​accountingprinciplesrequire that prepayments should be written down where it can be seen that they will not be fully recoverable.
prudently
adverb /ˈpruːdəntli/
Failure on the ​part of ​banks to ​act prudently has resulted in a ​globalrecession.
(Definition of prudent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prudent”
in Korean 신중한, 분별있는…
in Arabic حَذِر, مُتَعقلّ…
in Malaysian cermat…
in French prudent…
in Russian благоразумный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 謹慎的,慎重的, 精明的…
in Italian prudente…
in Turkish basiretli, sağduyulu, erdemli…
in Polish roztropny…
in Spanish prudente…
in Vietnamese khôn ngoan…
in Portuguese prudente…
in Thai รอบคอบ…
in German klug…
in Catalan prudent…
in Japanese 慎重な, 賢明な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 谨慎的,慎重的, 精明的…
in Indonesian bijaksana…
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