adjective, wis·er, wis·est.
verb (used with object), wised, wis·ing.
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Idioms for wise
- to become informed.
- to be or become presumptuous or impertinent: Don't get wise with me, young man!
Origin of wise1
OTHER WORDS FROM wisewise·ly, adverb
Words nearby wise
Example sentences from the Web for wisely
I called it “ding-dong diplomacy”; Governor Richardson wisely pointed out that “basketball diplomacy” is better than none.
Of course he did, probably having been wisely instructed by his African American parents that the police are not his friend.
Goldman, wisely, does not raise a raft of questions that drown a writer in the answering.
Wisely, we did, and then made for a small café that served a clientele of recently stranded refugees.
The old showbiz saying is “you gotta have a gimmick,” and Minaj has wisely gotten a few.Nicki Minaj’s Ass-tastic ‘Anaconda’ Video and the Curse of the Butt Career|Kevin Fallon|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are many men amongst us who, in Scripture phrase, refuse to hear the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
I think that Xerxes, in the matter of the Hellespont, did wisely and well.Border and Bastille|George A. Lawrence
He therefore most wisely enforced all those precepts as inseparable, unchangeable, and unrepealable.Tracts on the Sabbath|Various
"May be some big shooting," replied Washington, nodding his head, wisely.A Voyage with Captain Dynamite|Charles Edward Rich
We recognize this in our geography and history; we may wisely recognize it also in our reading.Special Method in the Reading of Complete English Classics|Charles McMurry
British Dictionary definitions for wisely (1 of 2)
Derived forms of wisewisely, adverbwiseness, noun
Word Origin for wise
British Dictionary definitions for wisely (2 of 2)
Word Origin for wise
Idioms and Phrases with wisely
In addition to the idioms beginning with wise
- wise guy
- wise up to
- get wise to
- none the wiser
- penny wise and pound foolish
- put wise
- sadder but wiser
- word to the wise