educated

adjective

ed·​u·​cat·​ed ˈe-jə-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce educated (audio)
1
: having an education
especially : having an education beyond the average
educated speakers
2
a
: giving evidence of training or practice : skilled
educated hands
b
: befitting one that is educated
educated taste
c
: based on some knowledge of fact
an educated guess
educatedness noun

Examples of educated in a Sentence

These companies want an educated work force. an educated woman with an impressive career
Recent Examples on the Web So educated people somehow read the one scientist out of a thousand who doubts the evidence and believe him — even after he’s discredited — instead of the 999 others. Stuart Miller, Los Angeles Times, 11 July 2023 Birth rates, of course, follow long-term trends, and one explanation is the inexorable demographic consequences of becoming a postindustrial country: Russian society started to become modern—with people moving to cities, becoming more educated, and having fewer children—back in the 1960s. Andrei Kolesnikov, Foreign Affairs, 7 Mar. 2024 These sacrifices may have been more commonplace in past decades – but Chinese women are more educated and economically independent than ever, and now outnumber men in higher education programs. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 22 Feb. 2024 More than a century later, China’s educated young people have found a special affinity for the unfortunate Kong Yiji. Michael Schuman, The Atlantic, 29 June 2023 Like America, India was colonized by the British, so many educated young Indians learned English. Zohreen Shah, ABC News, 6 Nov. 2023 Highly educated, affluent, socially moderate or even liberal and often outright Never Trump. Nate Cohn, New York Times, 17 Aug. 2023 Instead, they are now required to also consider, understand, and make educated predictions about a range of issues from foreign affairs and environmental factors to public policy and social issues. Jill Standish, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 According to Kraft the average charter deckhand is more educated than ever about how to best care for fish while at sea. Tom Fowlks, Outdoor Life, 1 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1569, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of educated was in 1569

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“Educated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/educated. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

educated

adjective
1
: having an education
especially : having an education beyond the average
2
: showing education
educated speech
3
: based on some knowledge of fact
an educated guess

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