wise (adjective) LISTEN
Wise means ‘showing understanding and good judgment.’
- The senators were wise to compromise with members of the other party.
- To make a wise decision, consider the important facts.
Wise can also mean ‘showing deep knowledge or learning.’
- The Supreme Court justice was wise; she knew the law and how to apply it.
wise up: to learn the correct information. Example: “Wise up. When a girl ignores you, she doesn’t want to go out with you.”
Did you know?
Wise is often used as a suffix. Examples: clockwise (moving in the direction of the hands of a clock), timewise (in reference to time).
In pop culture
Here are some proverbs, or wise words. Which one do you think is the best?
There are other meanings of wise.