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 informed (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.
Recent Examples on the Web Given the tremendous resources of the CDC and FDA, which together employ 39,000, these agencies ought to be able to report the statistics needed to make informed policy decisions. Marty Makary, WSJ, 19 July 2021 This helps arm teachers with more insights and provides ways to keep parents more informed on progress. Tracey Welson-rossman, Forbes, 21 June 2021 Johnson has a daughter employed in the health care industry who has been keeping him informed on the path of the pandemic. Jim Paulsen, Star Tribune, 16 Dec. 2020 Ultimately this data can lead to more informed decisions and better work and customer experiences. Carsten Bruhn, Forbes, 7 July 2021 This information can help consumers make informed decisions about where to go for health care and features a quality rating system that gives hospitals and nursing homes a rating between one and five stars., 25 June 2021 The Paris Agreement aims to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, and achieving that goal will require informed decisions based on a number of different data points. H. Scott Matthews, Fortune, 25 June 2021 What makes Spears’ arrangement so unusual is that conservatorships are usually set up for older people, often with dementia, who lack the ability to make informed decisions or physically take care of themselves. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2021 Data is essential in helping all types of cannabis operations make intelligent, informed business decisions. Jessica Billingsley, Rolling Stone, 15 June 2021

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First Known Use of informed

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

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22 Jul 2021

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“Informed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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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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