verb (wis, es)
- (archaic) way, manner
- To become wise.
- (transitive, slang) Usually with "up", to inform.
adjective (wiser, wisest)
- Mo wised him up about his situation.
- (intransitive, slang) Usually with "up", to learn.
- ''After Mo had a word with him, he wised up.
- Showing good judgement or the benefit of experience.
- Storing extra food for the winter was a wise decision.
- They were considered the wise old men of the administration.
- (colloquial) Disrespectful.
- Don't get wise with me!
- Dutch: wijs
- French: sage
- German: weise, klug
- Italian: saggio
- Spanish: sabio, juicioso
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