put somebody wise

put (one) wise

slang To tell one something that one does not know; to inform someone 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 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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