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wise  

[1]  
      adj  
1    possessing, showing, or prompted by wisdom or discernment  
2    prudent; sensible  
3    shrewd; crafty  
a wise plan     
4    well-informed; erudite  
5    aware, informed, or knowing (esp. in the phrase none the wiser)  
6    Slang   postpositive; often foll by: to   in the know, esp. possessing inside information (about)  
7    Archaic, or     (Brit)  
dialect   possessing powers of magic  
8    Slang     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   cocksure or insolent  
9    be or get wise   often foll by: to  
Informal   to be or become aware or informed (of something) or to face up (to facts)  
10    put wise   often foll by: to  
Slang   to inform or warn (of)  
      vb  
11       See       wise up  
     (Old English wis; related to Old Norse viss, Gothic weis, German weise)  
  wisely      adv  
  wiseness      n  
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wise, -wise, put wise, wise guy

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