Something that's advisable makes a lot of sense — enough so that you'd recommend it to a friend. For example, it might be advisable for you to go visit a college before deciding to go there as a student.

Use the adjective advisable when you talk about actions that are completely wise and fitting. It's advisable to change the batteries in your smoke detector and wait for the walk sign to cross the street. It's also advisable to save some money every month and to consult your entire family before bringing home a puppy. Advisable comes from the verb advise, or suggest, with its Old French root, aviser, "deliberate, reflect, or consider."

Definitions of advisable
  1. adjective
    worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent or wise
    “such action is neither necessary nor advisable
    “extreme caution is advisable
    “it is advisable to telephone first”
    best, better
    (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable
    wise or advantageous and hence advisable
    careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment
    having or prompted by wisdom or discernment
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    inadvisable, unadvisable
    not prudent or wise; not recommended
    not prudent or wise
    devoid of good sense or judgment
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