ed·​u·​ca·​tive | \ ˈe-jə-ˌkā-tiv How to pronounce educative (audio) \

Definition of educative

1 : tending to educate : instructive an educative experience
2 : of or relating to education

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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 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 John Leguizamo steps away from the blackboard when this educative solo show finishes its run. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 20 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of educative

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Educative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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