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Wise  (wz), Stephen Samuel 1874-1949.
Hungarian-born American religious leader who was an ardent Zionist and founded the World Jewish Congress (1936).

wise 1  (wz)
adj. wis·er, wis·est
1. Having the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; sagacious: a wise leader.
2.
a. Exhibiting common sense; prudent: a wise decision.
b. Shrewd; crafty.
3. Having great learning; erudite.
4. Provided with information; informed. Used with to: was wise to the politics of the department.
5. Slang Rude and disrespectful; impudent.
Phrasal Verb:
wise up Slang
To make or become aware, informed, or sophisticated.

[Middle English, from Old English ws; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

wisely adv.
wiseness n.

wise 2  (wz)
n.
Method or manner of doing; way: in no wise; in any wise.

[Middle English, from Old English wse; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]


wise  /waz/  adj. wiser, wisest 1 showing good judgment based on experience: Taking care of your health is the wise thing to do. 2 having good judgment: She is a wise old woman, so others seek her advice.
phrasal v. [I] wised, wising, wises to wise up: to learn the right information: The new student had to wise up to a new set of rules in his new school. -adv. wisely.

Thesaurus: wise adj. 1 sensible, advisable, prudent 2 knowledgeable, discerning | shrewd. wise

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