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The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.Benjamin Disraeli
to wise (third-person singular simple present wis, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
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Adjectivewise (comparative wiser, superlative wisest)
- Showing good judgement or the benefit of experience.
- Storing extra food for the winter was a wise decision.
- They were considered the wise old men of the administration.
- (colloquial) Disrespectful.
- Don't get wise with me!
- Objects: person, decision, advice, counsel, saying, etc.
Third person singular
- To become wise.
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Usually with "up", to inform.
- Mo wised him up about his situation.
- (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Usually with "up", to learn.
- After Mo had a word with him, he wised up.
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