knowledgeable

adjective
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 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 Expands the Public Utility Commission from three to five members and says two do not have to be knowledgeable about utilities, while the other three must have experience within the energy industry. Dave Lieber, Dallas News, "Here’s a scorecard showing how consumer-friendly electricity reform bills are (not) progressing," 25 Mar. 2021 Most knowledgeable basketball people realized owner Donald Sterling was to blame for the franchise’s woes, while Baylor received both admiration for his tenacity and ridicule for the Clippers’ struggles. Greg Beacham, Anchorage Daily News, "Elgin Baylor, Lakers great and aerialist pioneer, dies at 86," 23 Mar. 2021 Most knowledgeable basketball people realized Sterling was to blame for the franchise's woes, while Baylor received both admiration for his tenacity and ridicule for the Clippers' struggles. Greg Beacham, Star Tribune, "Elgin Baylor, Lakers great and aerialist pioneer, dies at 86," 22 Mar. 2021 Most knowledgeable basketball people realized owner Donald Sterling was to blame for the franchise’s woes, while Baylor received both admiration for his tenacity and ridicule for the Clippers' struggles. Greg Beacham, ajc, "Elgin Baylor, Lakers great and aerialist pioneer, dies at 86," 22 Mar. 2021 Winfrey, Meghan and Prince Harry agreed that the interview should air on broadcast TV so that millions of viewers could watch for free, knowledgeable people said. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, "Oprah Winfrey reprised ‘Big Event TV’ with Harry and Meghan interview," 8 Mar. 2021 The Golden Globe Awards is no longer profitable for NBCUniversal, according to a knowledgeable executive who was not authorized to speak publicly. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, "NBC breaks silence on Golden Globes controversy, acknowledging its role in ‘necessary changes’," 17 Mar. 2021 But there’s something about a wine shop – many of which offer tastings from knowledgeable owners and reps from wine distributors. Marc Bona, cleveland, "17 wine shops in Greater Cleveland to check out," 16 Mar. 2021 Take a hypothetical and simplified example; An upstream partnership is formed between an investor with mostly capital and a knowledgeable management team. Bryce Erickson, Forbes, "Chasing Waterfalls: How Volatile Equity Structures Are Changing Returns," 10 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of knowledgeable

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Knowledgeable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knowledgeable. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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knowledgeable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of knowledgeable

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

knowledgeable

adjective
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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