put wise

Inform or enlighten someone, as in You'd better put Arthur wise about the protocol before he visits them. [Colloquial; early 1900s]

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How to use put wise in a sentence

  • This I interpreted as a confession of jealous fear that I had been, in slang phrasing, “put wise.”

    Desert Dust | Edwin L. Sabin
  • It was only a friendly visit, but into it she put wise counsel as well as thoughtful understanding.

  • The poet should not make clowns the companions of kings, nor put wise counsels into the mouth of fools.

  • I know his value as well as you do, but we don't want to put wise goggles on him.

    Skinner's Dress Suit | Henry Irving Dodge
  • She must say brought, and not brung; she must say tell, and not put wise; she must not kick, but show displeasure.

    The Dust Flower | Basil King