I want a word for a person who accepts advice of others. Basically, I am reading a play and in that there is a ruler who accepts the wise advice of others. What word can be used to describe such a person? Example :

That man is indeed __________ since he imbibes the noble qualities of the wise by the accepting their advices.

Please provide a reference sentence with your answer.

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    Only a wise man listens to other wise men.
    – NVZ
    Jun 4, 2016 at 17:08
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    Jun 4, 2016 at 17:17
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    – user140086
    Jun 4, 2016 at 17:19
  • @Rathony ...... have I edited properly ?
    – user171176
    Jun 4, 2016 at 17:20
  • Here's from the Bible: "The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice."
    – NVZ
    Jun 4, 2016 at 17:26

2 Answers 2


"Wise" itself is a great word for this, but it's not as specific as what you're looking for. Perhaps a synonym like "prudent" would do the trick, though.

"Receptive" is a word for someone who is "willing to listen to or accept ideas, suggestions, etc." (Merriam Webster)

Example usage: She is receptive to criticism. He is a receptive listener who benefits from instruction.


Used in a formal sense there is a word >> advisee: the one who receives advice.

Another, probably more appropriate to what you are looking for is >> heedful: the one who takes heed.

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    This would be improved by including a dictionary reference/link for each word definition. Feb 5, 2021 at 11:48

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