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
Or is it a geographical question; and may one advisably interfere at Berwick but not at Haddington?Arrows of the Chace, v. 2 | John Ruskin
In such a case the operation may be advisably undertaken within the first few days of birth.
A certain quantity of able hands and heads being placed at our disposal, what shall we most advisably set them upon?Unto This Last and Other Essays on Political Economy | John Ruskin
I use that term advisably, because it was so called at that time, although it is now called the Department of Education.Bilingualism | N. A. Belcourt
British Dictionary definitions for advisable
worthy of recommendation; prudent; sensible
- advisably, adverb
- advisability or advisableness, noun
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