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[wel-uh d-vahyzd] /ˈwɛl ədˈvaɪzd/
acting with caution, care, or wisdom:
They would be well-advised to sell the stock now.
based on or showing wise consideration:
There was a well-advised delay in carrying out her plan.
Origin of well-advised
1350-1400; Middle English well avysed Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Counsel and clients are well-advised to explore opportunities for settlement at the appellate level.
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  • Whether they were or weren't necessary or well-advised isn't the point here, the point is what the motives behind them were.
British Dictionary definitions for well-advised


adjective (well advised when postpositive)
acting with deliberation or reason
well thought out; considered: a well-advised plan
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