ed·​u·​ca·​tive ˈe-jə-ˌkā-tiv How to pronounce educative (audio)
: tending to educate : instructive
an educative experience
: of or relating to education

Examples of educative in a Sentence

college students discover that what they experience outside the classroom can be just as educative as anything that happens within
Recent Examples on the Web With varying degrees of complexity, the legal, juridical, educative, and propagandistic structures that had been developed in Syria and Iraq were transplanted abroad. Charlie Winter, Foreign Affairs, 31 Jan. 2017 The studio profit report includes an educative look at Disney, which isn’t reporting figures for its filmed entertainment operations specifically, and streaming giant Netflix, even though its financials are not directly comparable to Hollywood studio units. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Mar. 2023 This was, uh, really interesting and, uh, and educative. Quartz Staff, Quartz, 10 Mar. 2023 The Murphy administration said the educative Teacher Performance Assessment would no longer be required in New Jersey, but it must be replaced by a similar test to be used to certify graduates. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 Sep. 2022 Equally important, IDShield has an educative blog section that can educate you into making fewer ID security mistakes. The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 June 2022 The commission was established in 2019 to review reports and cases of abuse of minors under the age of 15, ensure punishment for the perpetrators and work out preventive and educative measures. Fox News, 24 June 2021 But to preoccupy ourselves with a debate on whether our current state is or is not racist misses the educative point altogether. Raymond Pierce, Forbes, 16 June 2021 And the educative benefits of representation are inevitably weighed against whatever harms publication might bring about, including the risk that representation might normalize and facilitate the spread of destructive views. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, 7 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of educative was in 1844

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Cite this Entry

“Educative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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ed·​u·​ca·​tive ˈej-ə-ˌkāt-iv How to pronounce educative (audio)
: helping to educate : instructive
an educative experience
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