Synonyms of wise in English:


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See UK English definition of wise

See Spanish definition of prudente


1‘a wise old man’

sage, sagacious, intelligent, clever, learned, showing great knowledge, with great knowledge, knowledgeable, informed, enlightened
astute, shrewd, acute, sharp, sharp-witted, canny, knowing, sensible, prudent, discerning, judicious, penetrating, perceptive, full of insight, insightful, clear-sighted, percipient, perspicacious, perspicuous, owlish
well advised, well thought out, well judged, politic, expedient, strategic, tactical, far-sighted
rational, logical, sound, sane
informal smart
British informal fly
dated long-headed
rare sapient, argute

stupid, silly, foolish


    put someone wise

    ‘I suppose Lucy put you wise’

    tell, inform, notify, apprise, make aware, put in the picture, fill in, break the news to
    warn, forewarn, alert
    informal clue in, clue up, tip off, tip someone the wink
    wise to

    ‘Alpine climbers have been wise to these techniques for years’

    aware of, familiar with, acquainted with, cognizant of