advisable

adjective
ad·​vis·​able | \ əd-ˈvī-zə-bəl How to pronounce advisable (audio) \

Definition of advisable

: fit to be advised or done : prudent

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Other Words from advisable

advisability \ -​ˌvī-​zə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce advisability (audio) \ noun
advisableness \ -​ˈvī-​zə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce advisableness (audio) \ noun
advisably \ -​blē How to pronounce advisably (audio) \ adverb

Choose the Right Synonym for advisable

expedient, politic, advisable mean dictated by practical or prudent motives. expedient usually implies what is immediately advantageous without regard for ethics or consistent principles. a politically expedient decision politic stresses judiciousness and tactical value but usually implies some lack of candor or sincerity. a politic show of interest advisable applies to what is practical, prudent, or advantageous but lacks the derogatory implication of expedient and politic. sometimes it's advisable to say nothing

Examples of advisable in a Sentence

My doctor said it was advisable for me to lose weight. it's never advisable to ride double on a bicycle

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Heading to the doorway is no longer advisable The United States Geological Survey says that’s outdated advice. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "No, California won’t get tossed into the ocean by an earthquake — and other myths debunked," 8 July 2019 To be sure, with high interest rates, this is not advisable strategy. Allison Schrager, Quartz, "Despite what you’ve heard, 40% of Americans are not $400 away from financial ruin," 3 June 2019 Using a financial adviser to figure out what’s best for you is advisable by the experts. Kevin Mcallister, WSJ, "How to Squeeze Higher Returns From Your Savings," 10 Feb. 2019 Not advisable, but not as bad as what Roseanne did. Recode Staff, Recode, "How bots amplify hoaxes and propaganda on social media," 2 Aug. 2018 Experts generally agree that moderate activity is healthy and advisable for most pregnant women. Gretchen Reynolds, The Seattle Times, "Vigorous exercise, even a trek up Everest, may be safe during pregnancy," 26 Oct. 2018 There’s been talk of more diversity and sensitivity training, which would seem advisable as well. Kevin Riordan, Philly.com, "In Haddonfield, 'don't snitch' and denial over alleged racial slur that ended lacrosse season," 16 May 2018 And under some circumstances, the heavy government investment in education would make a philanthropic investment more advisable, not less. Dylan Matthews, Vox, "Billionaires are spending their fortunes reshaping America’s schools. It isn’t working.," 30 Oct. 2018 Careful monitoring would have been advisable at an earlier stage. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, "Price tag for Sea-Tac’s new International Arrivals Facility soars to almost $1 billion," 11 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of advisable

1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for advisable

advise + -able

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advisable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of advisable

: wise, sensible, or reasonable

advisable

adjective
ad·​vis·​able | \ əd-ˈvī-zə-bəl How to pronounce advisable (audio) \

Kids Definition of advisable

: reasonable or wise to do It is not advisable to look directly at the sun.

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