knowl·​edge·​able | \ ˈnä-li-jə-bəl How to pronounce knowledgeable (audio) \

Definition of knowledgeable

: having or showing knowledge or intelligence

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Other Words from knowledgeable

knowledgeability \ ˌnä-​li-​jə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce knowledgeability (audio) \ noun
knowledgeableness noun
knowledgeably \ ˈnä-​li-​jə-​blē How to pronounce knowledgeably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of knowledgeable in a Sentence

I'm fairly knowledgeable about wine. knowledgeable historians regard that story as pure fiction
Recent Examples on the Web For the Giants, who wanted someone knowledgeable in more than one facet of the game: Kris Richard, the Cowboys’ passing game coordinator and defensive backs coach. Samer Kalaf, The New Republic, "The NFL Owners’ Unyielding Commitment to White Coaches," 13 Jan. 2020 Very experienced and knowledgeable about the game of football. John Owning, Dallas News, "3 Cowboys players who could benefit the most from Mike McCarthy and his staff, including QB Dak Prescott," 8 Jan. 2020 Giuseppe, the knowledgeable and fascinating owner of this gallery shop, has gathered a very personal curation of art discoveries, photographs and particularly unique objects. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "The Best Gifts Rome Has to Offer, According to the Designers Behind TL-180," 19 Dec. 2019 The question is, are these virtual buyers really any competition for the level of service provided by an experienced, knowledgeable and trustworthy Realtor? Amanda Molitor, The Denver Post, "What Realtors bring to the closing table is much more than just a sale," 27 Nov. 2019 Thanks to the knowledgeable and professional store team, who travel to countries such as China, Japan, India and Mongolia to select these ever-changing treasures, you are guaranteed to get authentic pieces with their own stories to tell. Gerry Frank, oregonlive, "Shop for your next household treasure at these 2 Portland spots: Gerry Frank’s picks," 17 Nov. 2019 He is described by some colleagues as a knowledgeable and widely respected member of the department who can carry on the president's agenda. Jill Colvin And Colleen Long,, "Trump names DHS official Chad Wolf to be acting head of Homeland Security, the 5th person in the job in this administration," 1 Nov. 2019 Even with that goal, the author gives those who are knowledgeable, imperfectly so like this subordinate federal judge, a lot to ponder. Leslie Southwick, National Review, "A Republic, If You Can Keep It," 17 Sep. 2019 The diplomats have been inspiring, the legal scholars knowledgeable, the politicians predictable. Washington Post, "Wall-to-wall impeachment coverage is not changing any minds. Here’s how journalists can reach the undecided.," 5 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of knowledgeable

1825, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2020

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“Knowledgeable.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of knowledgeable

: having information, understanding, or skill that comes from experience or education : having knowledge


knowl·​edge·​able | \ ˈnä-li-jə-bəl How to pronounce knowledgeable (audio) \

Kids Definition of knowledgeable

: having or showing understanding and skill gained through experience or education

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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