advisable

  • 1 Advisable — Ad*vis a*ble, a. 1. Proper to be advised or to be done; expedient; prudent. [1913 Webster] 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] Syn:… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 advisable — I adjective acceptable, advantageous, advisory, appropriate, becoming, befitting, commendable, congruous, desirable, expedient, favorable, feasible, fit, fitting, judicious, opportune, profitable, proper, prudent, recommendable, seemly, sensible …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 advisable — (adj.) 1640s, from ADVISE (Cf. advise) (v.) + ABLE (Cf. able) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 advisable — *expedient, politic Analogous words: prudent, *wise, sensible: *beneficial, advantageous, profitable: practical, *practicable Antonyms: inadvisable …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 advisable — [adj] recommended, wise appropriate, apt, commendable, desirable, expedient, fit, fitting, judicious, politic, prudent, seemly, sensible, sound, suggested, suitable, tactical; concept 574 Ant. improper, imprudent, inadvisable, inappropriate,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 advisable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ to be recommended; sensible. DERIVATIVES advisability noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 advisable — [ad vīz′ə bəl, ədvīz′ə bəl] adj. proper to be advised or recommended; being good advice advisability n. advisableness advisably adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 advisable — adj. advisable to + inf. (it was advisable to leave immediately) * * * [əd vaɪzəb(ə)l] advisable to + inf. (it was advisable to leave immediately) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 advisable — adjective (not before noun) something that is advisable should be done in order to avoid problems or risks: For heavy smokers, regular medical checks are advisable. | it is advisable to do sth: It is advisable to disconnect the computer before… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 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

  • 11 advisable — [[t]ædva͟ɪzəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, oft it v link ADJ to inf If you tell someone that it is advisable to do something, you are suggesting that they should do it, because it is sensible or is likely to achieve the result they want.… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 advisable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ consider sth, deem sth, think sth ▪ We thought it advisable to seek police assistance. ADVERB …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 advisable — ad|vis|a|ble [ əd vaızəbl ] adjective if something is advisable, it is a good idea to do it, especially in order to avoid problems: It is advisable to wear sunscreen when out in the sun. ╾ ad|vis|a|bil|i|ty [ əd,vaızə bıləti ] noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 advisable — UK [ədˈvaɪzəb(ə)l] / US adjective if something is advisable, it is a good idea to do it, especially in order to avoid problems It is advisable to keep your belongings with you at all times. Derived word: advisability UK [ədˌvaɪzəˈbɪlətɪ] / US… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 advisable — [ədˈvaɪzəb(ə)l] adj if something is advisable, it is a good idea to do it, especially in order to avoid problems Ant: inadvisable It is advisable to keep your belongings with you at all times.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 16 advisable — advisability, advisableness, n. advisably, adv. /ad vuy zeuh beuhl/, adj. 1. proper to be advised or recommended; desirable or wise, as a course of action: Is it advisable for me to write to him? 2. open to or desirous of advice. [1640 50; ADVISE …

    Universalium

  • 17 advisable — adjective a) Worthy of being recommended; desirable. Perhaps it will be advisable for me to state my reasons for marrying. b) Capable of being advised or willing to be advised. Syn: prudent, wise, counselable …

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  • 18 advisable — adjective it is advisable to book a table in advance Syn: judicious, desirable, preferable, well, best, sensible, prudent, proper, appropriate, apt, suitable, fitting, wise, recommended, suggested; expedient, politic, advantageous …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 advisable — adjective Date: 1582 fit to be advised or done ; prudent Synonyms: see expedient • advisability noun • advisableness noun • advisably adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 advisable — Synonyms and related words: advantageous, appropriate, becoming, befitting, commendable, congruous, convenient, decent, desirable, expedient, favorable, feasible, felicitous, fit, fitten, fitting, fructuous, good, happy, intelligent, judicious,… …

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