in·​formed | \ in-ˈfȯrmd How to pronounce informed (audio) \

Definition of informed

1a : having information informed sources informed observers
b : based on possession of information an informed opinion
2 : educated, knowledgeable what the informed person should know

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Other Words from informed

informedly \ in-​ˈfȯrmd-​lē How to pronounce informedly (audio) , -​ˈfȯr-​məd-​lē \ adverb

Examples of informed in a Sentence

Informed sources told us of the new policy. We need to spend more time researching our options so that we can make an informed choice.

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But Applegate also sees the project as an opportunity to shift from a reactionary approach to city management to a more informed, forward-thinking model. Emily Strasser, Curbed, "A secret city opens up," 8 Aug. 2018 The move comes as Facebook tries to shake off its reputation as a hotbed for misinformation and elections-meddling and rather a place for communities and people to come together and stay informed. Barbara Ortutay, The Seattle Times, "With an eye on past problems, Facebook expands local feature," 28 Nov. 2018 This information is given to help people whose homes are near sites make informed decisions about their next steps. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "This Map Reveals If You Live Near a Hazardous Waste Site," 18 Nov. 2015 Shaine, who helped organize the event, encouraged her peers to become informed about gun policies and to call their representatives to voice their opinions on gun control. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "On National School Walkout Day, Louisville students' biggest lesson came outside of class," 14 Mar. 2018 Those kinds of revelations happen for the audience too, thanks to the fact that Mazzei’s firsthand experience in camming informed much of the script. Carl Kelsch, Marie Claire, "'Cam' Is the Sex-Positive Horror Movie You Have to See," 24 Dec. 2018 Real quick, the goal of Manny’s is to create a central place for people to become better informed and more involved citizens. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: Ezra Klein and Kara Swisher on the future of journalism," 12 Dec. 2018 Indeed, more informed voters practice more partisan self-deception. Sean Illing, Vox, "Intellectuals have said democracy is failing for a century. They were wrong.," 20 Dec. 2018 Part of the philosophy behind the AI Index report is about asking the right questions and making sure that the people making policy, the public, and the leaders of the AI industry have data to make informed decisions. Nick Statt, The Verge, "The AI boom is happening all over the world, and it’s accelerating quickly," 12 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of informed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of informed

: having information
: based on information



Legal Definition of informed

: based on or made with essential information an informed judgment

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the range of authority or knowledge

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