educated

adjective
ed·​u·​cat·​ed | \ ˈe-jə-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce educated (audio) \

Definition of educated

1 : having an education especially : having an education beyond the average educated speakers
2a : 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

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Other Words from educated

educatedness noun

Examples of educated in a Sentence

These companies want an educated work force. an educated woman with an impressive career

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The American-educated entrepreneur and the scion of a prominent royal family will be the first Saudi woman to head a diplomatic mission. ... Jared Malsin, WSJ, "Saudi Arabia Names Princess as New U.S. Ambassador," 24 Feb. 2019 Despite demographic change, whites — and in particular less educated whites — will still make up the bulk of eligible voters in the country for a while. Author: Sabrina Tavernise, Anchorage Daily News, "Fewer births than deaths among whites in majority of U.S. states," 21 June 2018 To wealthier and better educated auto buyers, crossovers are for Kardashians. Kyle Stock, The Seattle Times, "Richer Americans are skipping SUVs for station wagons," 7 Jan. 2019 Despite demographic change, whites — and in particular less educated whites — will still make up the bulk of eligible voters in the country for a while. Author: Sabrina Tavernise, Anchorage Daily News, "Fewer births than deaths among whites in majority of U.S. states," 21 June 2018 Parents with young children, lower wage earners, and the less educated tip less than the overall median of 18%. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Millennials Are America's Worst Tippers," 18 June 2018 In general, autocracy was more popular among the less educated. The Economist, "After decades of triumph, democracy is losing ground," 14 June 2018 Tech employees, who skew younger and more educated than people in other industries, are more likely to identify as Democrats and to donate as such. Rani Molla, Recode, "Tech employees are much more liberal than their employers — at least as far as the candidates they support," 31 Oct. 2018 Studies also show that less educated voters tend to vote in larger numbers for the ruling nationalists. Vanessa Gera, The Seattle Times, "Poland’s ruling populists see power, appeal checked," 22 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of educated

1569, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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educated

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of educated

: having an education and especially a good education
: having a particular kind of education
: showing education (sense 1b)

educated

adjective
ed·​u·​cat·​ed | \ ˈe-jə-ˌkā-təd\

Kids Definition of educated

1 : having an education and especially a good education
2 : based on some knowledge an educated guess

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