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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When Lee was suspended, an archdiocese statement was read to the congregations of every church where Lee had worked, in an effort to keep parishioners informed. Gregory Tejeda, Daily Southtown, "Priest restored to East Lakeview parish post after being cleared of Midlothian-based misconduct allegations," 16 June 2019 Chandler encouraged community members to stay informed and avoid irrational conclusions. Max Londberg,, "Health official: Planned study will review cancer rates near Portsmouth uranium plant," 5 June 2019 Following the science The IUCN periodically assesses every animal for which there is enough data to make an informed decision, explains Jon Paul Rodríguez, chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission. National Geographic, "How do we decide which species are endangered or threatened?," 22 Apr. 2019 Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems. Vagney Bradley, Houston Chronicle, "Klein ISD students showcase FFA skills at annual show," 9 Feb. 2018 My approach to beauty is a lot more informed by nature and looking after my skin. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Bvlgari's New Faces Madison Beer, Amanda Steele, and Margaret Zhang on the Importance of Being Yourself," 13 Apr. 2018 Stay informed, stay aware and stay fueled by salmon! Anchorage Daily News, "I’m a musher who fishes commercially. Here’s why I support the salmon initiative," 9 Mar. 2018 The goal of the WSJ/THE college rankings is to offer context and insight needed to help make an informed college choice. Dave Pettit, WSJ, "What the WSJ/THE College Rankings Measure—and Why They Are Different," 5 Sep. 2018 And that more of us will find the power in knowing — the power to make informed choices about our health and our lives. Minda Honey, Longreads, "The Power in Knowing: Black Women, HIV, and the Realities of Safe Sex," 19 June 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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