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English definition of “wise”

wise

adjective
 
 
/waɪz/
DECISION B1 A wise decision or action shows good judgment and is the right thing to do: I think we've made a wise choice. [+ to do sth] It's always wise to see a doctor if you're worried about your health. → Opposite unwiseWise and sensible
PERSON B1 A wise person is able to use their knowledge and experience to make good decisions and give good advice.Wise and sensible
be none the wiser informal to still not understand something after someone has tried to explain it to youUnderstanding and comprehending
wisely adverb
(Definition of wise adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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