The couple’s financial advisor helped them devise a prudent investment strategy.
“As a group, they tend not to be water wasters. Wasting water costs them money in the form of pumping groundwater needlessly. Farmers are more prudent than that.” — Dennis L. Taylor, The Californian (Salinas, California), April 5, 2015
Did you know?
Prudent arrived in Middle English around the 14th century and traces back, by way of Middle French, to the Latin verb providēre, meaning “to see ahead, foresee, provide (for).” One who is prudent literally has the foresight to make sound or shrewd decisions. Providēre combines pro-, meaning “before,” and vidēre, meaning “to see,” and it may look familiar to you; it is also the source of our words provide, provident, provision, and improvise. Vidēre also has many English offspring, including evident, supervise, video, and vision.