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.
- ad·vis·a·bil·i·ty, ad·vis·a·ble·ness, noun
- ad·vis·a·bly, adverb
- pre·ad·vis·a·ble, adjective
- un·ad·vis·a·ble, adjective
- un·ad·vis·a·ble·ness, noun
- un·ad·vis·a·bly, adverb
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How to use advisable in a sentence
Children under 2 are nearly always strapped into a car seat — it really isn’t practical, or advisable, to strap a baby into an adult seatbelt.How Much Do We Really Care About Children? (Ep. 447) | Stephen J. Dubner | January 14, 2021 | Freakonomics
A thousand American towns never witness such a phenomenon, yet it has come to a place about 50 minutes northwest of downtown Atlanta, if a trek advisable only by helicopter at certain stages of the day.Trevor Lawrence’s hometown will root for him wherever he goes — even if he goes to the Jets | Chuck Culpepper | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
Since wireless earbuds are so often paired to a phone, and since microphone-enabled earbuds are so readily available at a comparable price point, skipping the microphone is generally not advisable unless you have good reason to do so.
They can run for up to 30 hours, but note it’s advisable to give your ears a rest every 2-3 hours.
While it is advisable these days to keep every single blog post focused around one keyword, having two major keywords to rank for in a single blog post is not a bad idea, according to Hubspot.SEO on a shoestring budget: What small business owners can do to win | Ali Faagba | June 4, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Otherwise, it might be advisable—perish the thought—to start reading newspapers again.
That does not mean it is practical, advisable, tenable, moral or that it should be perpetual.Seeking A Realistic Mature Discussion About "Settlements" | Gil Troy | February 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is advisable to think in advance where they will go, not afterwards.
To that end, selecting the best and the brightest was not advisable.
It's advisable to get paid up front, because these dream teams are often nightmares.
Would it not be more advisable to write to the London house itself, and explain the object of his coming up?
It is advisable for the honor and respect of your Majesty, to put a stop to as much as possible.
It was therefore deemed advisable to picket the horses close to the tent, between it and the fire.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
“There are no sahib-log in the town,” he said, for Malcolm deemed it advisable to begin by a question on that score.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
The crew now lost courage, and affirmed that it would be advisable to turn back and wait for more favourable winds.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
British Dictionary definitions for advisable
worthy of recommendation; prudent; sensible
- advisably, adverb
- advisability or advisableness, noun
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