- proper to be suggested or recommended; desirable or wise, as a course of action: Is it advisable for me to write to him?
- open to or desirous of advice.
Origin of advisable
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Examples from the Web for advisable
Otherwise, it might be advisable—perish the thought—to start reading newspapers again.What’s Got CNN’S Anchors So Riled?
February 19, 2014
That does not mean it is practical, advisable, tenable, moral or that it should be perpetual.Seeking A Realistic Mature Discussion About "Settlements"
February 7, 2013
It is advisable to think in advance where they will go, not afterwards.Tal Law Expires Tonight
July 31, 2012
To that end, selecting the best and the brightest was not advisable.The Woman Who Could Nail Bush
March 26, 2009
It's advisable to get paid up front, because these dream teams are often nightmares."The Blood Sporting of Picking Off CEOs"
October 5, 2008
If the last be advisable you are aware that I cannot interfere.Night and Morning, Complete
I am told that it is also advisable to have straw in your boots.'Echoes of the War
J. M. Barrie
But not too ready, as I feared too much indulgence might not be advisable.
Aluminum is not advisable for fittings when the boat is to be sailed in salt water.Boys' Book of Model Boats
Raymond Francis Yates
First we ought to ascertain the will of Heaven whether it be advisable to make him our friend.The Memorabilia
- worthy of recommendation; prudent; sensible
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Word Origin and History for advisable
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