in·formed | \in-ˈfȯrmd \

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, -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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Even informed parents can sometimes have trouble securing a 504. Tawnell D. Hobbs, WSJ, "More Students Are Getting Special Help in Grades K-12," 3 July 2018 Here, too, more information and more context can lead to more informed decision-making. Michal Lev-ram, Fortune, "Facebook's Fix-It Team," 22 May 2018 The next part of the commercial really sinks low and is dangerous to the notion of an informed populace. Doug Turnbull, ajc, "Gridlock Guy: Don’t just believe campaign half-truths about traffic," 18 May 2018 By my view, the city has ample time to satisfy itself on the Beckham/Mas group’s pledges in time for Miamians to make an informed vote in November. Greg Cote, miamiherald, "David Beckham confronts his biggest fight yet to (finally) bring MLS soccer to Miami," 12 July 2018 That allows producers to make more informed management decisions. Smithsonian, "This Connecticut Farm Is Milking Cows for Data," 11 July 2018 The new ruling is meant to help people make more informed choices, and hopefully, healthier ones. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "What a nutritionist wants you to know about the new calorie counts on menus," 8 May 2018 The goal is to help judges make more informed decisions about bail. Peter Krouse,, "Arnold Foundation seeks improvements, greater use of its method for sizing up criminal defendants," 25 Apr. 2018 We are kept informed regarding changes in our industry. Fortune Editors, Fortune, "The Best Companies to Work for in Health Care and Biopharma," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of informed

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

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The first known use of informed was in the 15th century

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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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