informed

adjective
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 as modern customers become more informed and concerned about employee rights, there's an inevitable backlash to policies like these. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "These Are the Stores That Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2019," 5 Aug. 2019 My role is to encourage the church at every level to become informed and active in preventing gun violence, to provide pastoral care for victims and survivors, and to seek a spiritual response to resist violence and seek Christ. Adeel Hassan, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Thoughts and prayers’ aren’t enough, America’s first gun violence minister says," 28 July 2019 My role is to encourage the church at every level to become informed and active in preventing gun violence, to provide pastoral care for victims and survivors, and to seek a spiritual response to resist violence and seek Christ. Adeel Hassan, New York Times, "‘Thoughts and Prayers’ Aren’t Enough, America’s First Gun Violence Minister Says.," 28 July 2019 In both cases, prices would be determined by a negotiation among parties that are informed and not in the middle of a medical emergency. Ramesh Ponnuru, Twin Cities, "Ramesh Ponnuru: Surprise! Here’s proof that Medicare for All is doomed," 26 July 2019 In both cases, prices would be determined by a negotiation among parties that are informed and not in the middle of a medical emergency. Ramesh Ponnuru, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: Surprise! Here’s proof that Medicare for All is doomed," 22 July 2019 Talking about money keeps us informed and armed with the knowledge to know better and do better. Kathleen Newman-bremang, refinery29.com, "Money Diaries Is Coming To Canada! Here's How To Submit Yours," 3 July 2019 When Facebook hired him in 2011, he was hailed by Republicans and Democrats alike as an informed and rigorous policy maker. Deepa Seetharaman, WSJ, "Facebook’s Lonely Conservative Takes on a Power Position," 23 Dec. 2018 To be a resilient caregiver allows you to make informed decisions and respond to changes instead of react to them. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Ask Veronica — Get good at making decisions, it’s what you do all day long," 28 July 2019

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First Known Use of informed

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

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informed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of informed

: having information
: based on information

informed

adjective
in·​formed

Legal Definition of informed

: based on or made with essential information an informed judgment

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