- Advisable Ad*vis"a*ble, a.
1. Proper to be advised or to be done; expedient; prudent.
Some judge it advisable for a man to account with his heart every day. --South. [1913 Webster]
2. Ready to receive advice. [R.] --South. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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advisable — ad|vi|sab|le [ədˈvaızəbəl] adj [not before noun] formal something that is advisable should be done in order to avoid problems or risks ≠ ↑inadvisable ▪ Regular medical check ups are advisable. ▪ It is advisable to write a career objective at the… … Dictionary of contemporary English
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