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[ej-oo-key-ter] /ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪ tər/
a person or thing that educates, especially a teacher, principal, or other person involved in planning or directing education.
Origin of educator
1560-70; < Latin ēducātor, equivalent to ēducā(re) (see educate) + -tor -tor Unabridged
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  • The unorthodox, uncredentialed teacher is contrasted with a cruel-but more respected-educator.
  • To see so many males and females learn this concept has been rewarding to me as an educator.
  • Anything that will get you state certification as a ps educator, especially a ps administrator.
  • To an educator a lot of that list ought to sound pretty good.
  • He is supposedly a health educator and he is presenting misinformation as though it were the undisputed truth.
  • Kaplan is doing exactly what we'd expect any educator to do-responding to student demand.
  • The job of the dendritic cell is that of an educator.
  • Walking the fine line between educator and advocate poses a challenge for any curator organizing a project such as this one.
  • As a former educator, turned business owner, my views are outside the mainstream.
  • As a beekeeper and educator, the answer cannot bee more clear.
British Dictionary definitions for educator


a person who educates; teacher
a specialist in education; educationalist
(in South Africa) a school teacher
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Word Origin and History for educator

1560s, "one who nourishes or rears;" 1670s, "one who trains or instructs," from Latin educator (in classical Latin, "a foster father" as well as "a tutor"), agent noun from past participle stem of educare (see educate). Latin educatrix meant "a nurse."

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