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[ej-oo-key-ter] /ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪ tər/
a person or thing that educates, especially a teacher, principal, or other person involved in planning or directing education.
Origin of educator
1560-70; < Latin ēducātor, equivalent to ēducā(re) (see educate) + -tor -tor Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • So they went together, and the lady complimented the writer on his success as an educator.

    The Unknown Quantity Henry van Dyke
  • God is the Father of humanity, and he is also the Guide and educator of our race.

    Christianity and Greek Philosophy Benjamin Franklin Cocker
  • No argument is needed to point out that the educator is concerned with the logical in its practical and vital sense.

    How We Think John Dewey
  • They brought an educator of their own with them and read the brains of the three men.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
  • The educator drawing out is just as arbitrary and coercive as the instructor pouring in; for he draws out what he chooses.

    What's Wrong With The World G.K. Chesterton
British Dictionary definitions for educator


a person who educates; teacher
a specialist in education; educationalist
(in South Africa) a school teacher
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for educator

1560s, "one who nourishes or rears;" 1670s, "one who trains or instructs," from Latin educator (in classical Latin, "a foster father" as well as "a tutor"), agent noun from past participle stem of educare (see educate). Latin educatrix meant "a nurse."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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