knowl·​edge·​able ˈnä-li-jə-bəl How to pronounce knowledgeable (audio)
: having or showing knowledge or intelligence
knowledgeability noun
knowledgeableness noun
knowledgeably 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 Prosecutors sought to issue another Allen charge, but the judge said that because of the jury’s diligence and limited questions for the court, the implication was that the jury was knowledgeable on relevant parts of the case and another Allen charge was not necessary. Tesfaye Negussie, ABC News, 16 Nov. 2023 If the question ‘what golf club played host to the 118th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship this past August’ was asked in the game, knowledgeable players could earn an orange wedge by correctly identifying the Pulpit Club as the venue. Mike Dojc, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The all-female training sessions are aimed at providing a learning environment where the women would not feel less knowledgeable than men, and where their efforts would not continually be compared with male physical strength. Maria Varenikova, New York Times, 8 Nov. 2023 However, a knowledgeable source confirmed to PEOPLE that Southern Charm star was involved in the alleged incident. Jp Mangalindan, Peoplemag, 6 Nov. 2023 She was joined by a few very knowledgeable individuals on all things body positivity, girlhood and sport, including Olympic gold medalists like gymnast Laurie Hernandez and Venus Williams, who both wanted to help get the word out about this issue. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 27 Oct. 2023 Research has found college athletes who are knowledgeable about concussions believed that, in many cases, hiding a concussion was still justified. James M. Smoliga, Dvm, Ars Technica, 10 Nov. 2023 Be intentional about gathering more information through your own experience or by talking with others who are knowledgeable on the subject. Athena Aktipis, Scientific American, 1 Nov. 2023 Their deals were not canceled entirely; instead, payments will now stop for the duration of the strike, the knowledgeable people said. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of knowledgeable was in 1825

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“Knowledgeable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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knowl·​edge·​able ˈnäl-ij-ə-bəl How to pronounce knowledgeable (audio)
: having or showing knowledge or intelligence

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