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

Definition of knowledgeable

: having or showing knowledge or intelligence

Other Words from knowledgeable

knowledgeability \ ˌnä-​li-​jə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce knowledgeable (audio) \ noun
knowledgeableness noun
knowledgeably \ ˈnä-​li-​jə-​blē How to pronounce knowledgeable (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 The darkest statements came from the most knowledgeable people. New York Times, 3 Jan. 2022 The darkest statements came from the most knowledgeable people. Elizabeth Weil, ProPublica, 3 Jan. 2022 Apparently, the broadcasters and former tennis players know better than the keenly knowledgeable New York fans about the history of Novak Djokovic’s calendar Grand Slam bid. Los Angeles Times, 5 Sep. 2021 But Tuers and others said experienced armorers and weapons masters are more knowledgeable about and qualified to ensure the safe use of weapons on sets. Jen Yamato, Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2021 Thus, the necessary resources available across EHR systems enrich the care patients receive by providing HCPs a more knowledgeable base of previous medical cases to inform the best path forward. Harshit Jain, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 Yau brought Harvard an introduction to the Evergrande billionaire — and the promise of a giant sum of money, according to current and former officials at Harvard and Brigham Health who were knowledgeable about the donation. Rebecca Ostriker,, 26 Dec. 2021 Chryst noted the new hires will have to be knowledgeable about the NCAA transfer portal and the impact of Name, Image and Likeness. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Dec. 2021 Being knowledgeable about your prospect, their company and their goals will provide you with a better foundation. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of knowledgeable

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Knowledgeable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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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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