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[ad-vahy-zuh-buh l] /ædˈvaɪ zə bəl/
proper to be advised or recommended; desirable or wise, as a course of action:
Is it advisable for me to write to him?
open to or desirous of advice.
Origin of advisable
1640-50; advise + -able
Related forms
advisability, advisableness, noun
advisably, adverb
preadvisable, adjective
unadvisable, adjective
unadvisableness, noun
unadvisably, adverb
1. expedient, politic, proper, fit, suitable, prudent, sensible, judicious. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for advisable
  • But it is far from advisable, it is far from wise, to have it the end of all education.
  • Warm and waterproof clothing is a must-have, and antidotes for seasickness are certainly advisable.
  • It's advisable to use this application on the window's interior.
  • Therefore it may be advisable to drill in more stable areas.
  • The argument they make is, it's possible to do this, but it may not be advisable to do it.
  • Its best advisable to keep constant inspection at nuclear plant.
  • It would be advisable to disclose the methodology used in this study.
  • Swapping foods out of such wraps once the groceries are at home is advisable.
  • Keeping no comment option for higher degree cranks is advisable.
  • Unless you are ordered to these towns it is advisable to stay away from them.
British Dictionary definitions for advisable


worthy of recommendation; prudent; sensible
Derived Forms
advisably, adverb
advisability, advisableness, noun
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Word Origin and History for advisable

1640s, from advise (v.) + -able.

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