When you do something sagely, you do it in a way that conveys wisdom. Nodding sagely as your friend asks a question gives the impression that you're deeply knowledgeable and reliable.

If your sister sagely explains the rules of a complicated game, it's clear from her manner and the tone of her voice that she knows what she's talking about. And sagely advising a younger student to sign up for French club instead of Young Business Leaders implies that you're speaking from a depth of experience. Sagely comes from sage, or "wise."

Definitions of sagely
  1. adverb
    in a wise manner
    synonyms: wisely
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    foolishly, unwisely
    without good sense or judgment
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