advisable

[ad-vahy-zuh-buhl]
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  1. proper to be suggested or recommended; desirable or wise, as a course of action: Is it advisable for me to write to him?
  2. open to or desirous of advice.

Origin of advisable

First recorded in 1640–50; advise + -able
Related formsad·vis·a·bil·i·ty, ad·vis·a·ble·ness, nounad·vis·a·bly, adverbpre·ad·vis·a·ble, adjectiveun·ad·vis·a·ble, adjectiveun·ad·vis·a·ble·ness, nounun·ad·vis·a·bly, adverb

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advisable

adjective
  1. worthy of recommendation; prudent; sensible
Derived Formsadvisably, adverbadvisability or advisableness, noun
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Word Origin and History for advisable
adj.

1640s, from advise (v.) + -able.

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