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

Other Words from informed

informedly \ in-​ˈfȯr-​məd-​lē How to pronounce informed (audio) , -​ˈfȯrmd-​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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First Known Use of informed

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

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20 Sep 2022

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“Informed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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: based on or made with essential information an informed judgment

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