- having undergone education: educated people.
- characterized by or displaying qualities of culture and learning.
- based on some information or experience: an educated estimate of next year's sales.
Origin of educated
- to develop the faculties and powers of (a person) by teaching, instruction, or schooling.
- to qualify by instruction or training for a particular calling, practice, etc.; train: to educate someone for law.
- to provide schooling or training for; send to school.
- to develop or train (the ear, taste, etc.): to educate one's palate to appreciate fine food.
- to inform: to educate oneself about the best course of action.
- to educate a person or group: A television program that educates can also entertain.
Origin of educate
Examples from the Web for educated
As a white, educated, Western, middle-class male, I possess most of the unearned privilege the world has to offer.In 2015, Let’s Try for More Compassion
January 4, 2015
This view is known as “theistic evolution” and is widely embraced by educated evangelicals.2014: Revenge of the Creationists
Karl W. Giberson
December 27, 2014
White, upper-middle-class, Ivy-League educated white men, however Great they are, are falling out of power.A Few Great Men Too Many: Aaron Sorkin Doesn’t Think You Can Handle the Truth
December 21, 2014
The family was English Catholic and Alfred, like his brother and sister, was raised in the faith, educated by Jesuits.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Girls who are educated give back to their communities; they become change agents and leaders.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More
December 9, 2014
If your cows don't like it, they'll have to be educated up to it.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
Her first husband must have been a man who greatly refined and educated her.Her Father's Daughter
Like most educated Russians, he spoke English with barely an accent.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
But Mrs. Ormond told me that you loved me, and that you had educated me to be your wife.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
The boy was educated at a school in Durham, and at the University of Edinburgh.Heroes of the Telegraph
- having an education, esp a good one
- displaying culture, taste, and knowledge; cultivated
- (prenominal) based on experience or information (esp in the phrase an educated guess)
- (also intr) to impart knowledge by formal instruction to (a pupil); teach
- to provide schooling for (children)I have educated my children at the best schools
- to improve or develop (a person, judgment, taste, skills, etc)
- to train for some particular purpose or occupation
Word Origin and History for educated
1660s, past participle adjective from educate (v.). As an abbreviated way to say well-educated, attested from 1855. Educated guess first attested 1954.
mid-15c., "bring up (children), train," from Latin educatus, past participle of educare "bring up, rear, educate," which is related to educere "bring out, lead forth," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Meaning "provide schooling" is first attested 1580s. Related: Educated; educating.