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[ad-vahy-zuh-buh l]
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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.
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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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1. expedient, politic, proper, fit, suitable, prudent, sensible, judicious.
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  1. worthy of recommendation; prudent; sensible
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Derived Formsadvisably, adverbadvisability or advisableness, noun
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Word Origin and History for advisable


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

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