US: /ˈwaɪz/
UK: /wˈa‍ɪz/

English Vietnamese dictionary

wise /waiz/
  • tính từ
    • khôn, khôn ngoan
    • có kinh nghiệm, từng tri, hiểu biết, lịch duyệt
      • to grow wiser: có nhiều kinh nghiệm hn
      • with a wise wink of the eye: với cái nháy mắt hiểu biết
      • to get wise to: hiểu, nhận thức được
      • he came away none the wiser (as wise as he went): no cũng chẳng biết gì hn trước
    • thông thạo
      • to look wise: có vẻ thông thạo
    • uyên bác
      • a wise man: một người uyên bán
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) láu, ma lanh, tài xoay
      • wise guy: người tài xoay
    • to put wise
      • (xem) put
    • where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise
      • (xem) ignorance
    • wise after the event
      • khôn ra thì chậm mất rồi
  • nội động từ
    • (+ up) (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) bạo dạn hn, mạnh dạn hn
    • tỉnh ngộ, biết lầm, khôn ra hn
    • danh từ
      • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) cách, lối
        • in solemn wise: một cách long trọng
        • in any wise: dù bằng cách nào
        • in no wise: không có cách nào

    Advanced English dictionary

    adjective, verb
    + adjective (wiser, wisest)
    1 (of people) able to make sensible decisions and give good advice because of the experience and knowledge that you have: a wise old man + I'm older and wiser after ten years in the business.
    2 (of actions and behaviour) sensible; based on good judgement: a wise decision / precaution + It was very wise to leave when you did. + The wisest course of action is just to say nothing. + I was grateful for her wise counsel.
    wisely adverb: She nodded wisely. + He wisely decided to tell the truth.
    Idioms: be none the wiser
    not be any the wiser
    1 to not understand sth, even after it has been explained to you: I've read the instructions, but I'm still none the wiser.
    2 to not know or find out about sth bad that sb has done: If you put the money back, no one will be any the wiser.
    be wise after the event (often disapproving) to understand sth, or realize what you should have done, only after sth has happened
    be / get wise to sb/sth (informal) to become aware that sb is being dishonest: He thought he could fool me but I got wise to him.
    put sb wise (to sth) (informal) to inform sb about sth
    Phrasal Verbs: wise up (to sth) (informal) to become aware of the unpleasant truth about a situation

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 sage, sagacious, judicious, reasonable, commonsensical, prudent, sensible, insightful, sapient, understanding, rational, sound, clear-sighted, clear-headed, discerning, perspicacious, perspicuous, percipient, perceptive, intelligent, acute, astute, sharp, shrewd, crafty, clever, bright, quick-witted, smart, brilliant, long-headed, Colloq brainy:
    Among the wisest of men were Solomon, Confucius, Buddha, and, perhaps, Aristotle.
    2 knowledgeable, learned, enlightened, informed, erudite; (well-)educated, knowing, well-read, well-versed, lettered, scholarly:
    We saw to it that they escaped, and the police were none the wiser. Wise heads prevailed at the college on what constituted worthwhile research.
    3 well-advised, advisable, judicious, sensible, expedient, reasonable, strategic, tactful, tactical, prudent, politic, discreet, diplomatic, well-thought-out, well-considered, proper, fitting, appropriate, meet:
    Do you think it wise to punish the child so severely?
    4 put wise (to). inform or advise or warn (of or about):
    If you must know how he found out, it was Myrna who put him wise. Did she also put him wise to where the money is hidden?
    5 wise to. aware or knowledgeable or informed of or about, sensitive to, on to or onto, Colloq in the know about:
    You are wrong if you think she isn't wise to your little tricks. Get wise to what's going on, Man.
    6 wise up (to). become informed or aware (of or about), wake up (to), Colloq get wise (to) or in the know (about):
    If Cooley doesn't wise up, he'll be in deep trouble. Was it you who wised Meg up to the fact that Tom no longer cares?

    Collocation dictionary


    be, look, seem | consider sth, judge sth, think sth
    It was not considered wise to move her to another hospital.


    extremely, very | always
    It is always wise to write down important points.

    Concise English dictionary

    +a way of doing or being
    +United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
    +United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900)
    +having or prompted by wisdom or discernment
    +marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters
    +evidencing the possession of inside information
    +improperly forward or bold