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put (one) wise

slang To tell one something that they do not know; to inform one about something of which they are ignorant. We need to put those freshmen wise—they can't keep coming into the senior hallway! Everyone thought that Jen had dumped me, but I was quick to put them wise!
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put wise

Inform or enlighten someone, as in You'd better put Arthur wise about the protocol before he visits them. [Colloquial; early 1900s]
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put someone wise

give someone important information. informal
1950 Graham Greene The Third Man He was a year older and knew the ropes. He put me wise to a lot of things.
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put somebody ˈwise (to something)

(informal) inform somebody about something: If Raquel hadn’t have put me wise, I would have believed him.
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"You just tell him I was across the bay in Mill Valley last night, and that I want to put him wise to something."
Findlay plans to meet Conservative Party leader David Cameron in a bid to put him wise to the problem - or rather the opportunity - they could have with the Tote.
'I had a word with him and put him wise about what goes on up here but that hasn't stopped him from attracting adverse publicity.
If he doesn't get an answer from a US racing secretary, I could direct him to a few British ten-year-olds who might put him wise.