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educated

[ej-oo-key-tid] /ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
having undergone education:
educated people.
2.
characterized by or displaying qualities of culture and learning.
3.
based on some information or experience:
an educated estimate of next year's sales.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; educate + -ed2
Related forms
half-educated, adjective
noneducated, adjective
quasi-educated, adjective
supereducated, adjective
undereducated, adjective
well-educated, adjective

educate

[ej-oo-keyt] /ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), educated, educating.
1.
to develop the faculties and powers of (a person) by teaching, instruction, or schooling.
2.
to qualify by instruction or training for a particular calling, practice, etc.; train:
to educate someone for law.
3.
to provide schooling or training for; send to school.
4.
to develop or train (the ear, taste, etc.):
to educate one's palate to appreciate fine food.
5.
to inform:
to educate oneself about the best course of action.
verb (used without object), educated, educating.
6.
to educate a person or group:
A television program that educates can also entertain.
Origin
1580-90; < Latin ēducātus brought up, taught (past participle of ēducāre), equivalent to ē- e-1 + -duc- lead + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
overeducate, verb (used with object), overeducated, overeducating.
preeducate, verb (used with object), preeducated, preeducating.
Synonym Study
1. See teach.
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Examples for educated
  • Many of these gang leaders are highly intelligent and, though self-educated, extremely well read.
  • If you were a white and college educated in the oil business, you probably had a fabulous year.
  • They would be the ones to invest the big money into a propaganda campaign to convince less educated people that it was a hoax.
  • But it can make an educated guess using census data, other surveys, and population registers.
  • The buildup of this free time among the world's educated population-maybe a trillion hours per year-is a new resource.
  • They are better educated than the population as a whole.
  • We used to think of these people as more educated or more connected than the average computer user.
  • The more stories you share with the world, the more people will be educated and fully understand this incredible creature.
  • Low skilled, poorly educated workers are the people for whom this recession has been catastrophic.
  • Maybe a color that is bold and creative, but also educated, witty and ironic.
British Dictionary definitions for educated

educated

/ˈɛdjʊˌkeɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
having an education, esp a good one
2.
displaying culture, taste, and knowledge; cultivated
3.
(prenominal) based on experience or information (esp in the phrase an educated guess)

educate

/ˈɛdjʊˌkeɪt/
verb (mainly transitive)
1.
(also intransitive) to impart knowledge by formal instruction to (a pupil); teach
2.
to provide schooling for (children) I have educated my children at the best schools
3.
to improve or develop (a person, judgment, taste, skills, etc)
4.
to train for some particular purpose or occupation
Word Origin
C15: from Latin ēducāre to rear, educate, from dūcere to lead
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Word Origin and History for educated
adj.

1660s, past participle adjective from educate (v.). As an abbreviated way to say well-educated, attested from 1855. Educated guess first attested 1954.

educate

v.

mid-15c., "bring up (children), train," from Latin educatus, past participle of educare "bring up, rear, educate," which is related to educere "bring out, lead forth," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Meaning "provide schooling" is first attested 1580s. Related: Educated; educating.

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