verb (used with object), ed·u·cat·ed, ed·u·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), ed·u·cat·ed, ed·u·cat·ing.
Origin of educate
Examples from the Web for over-educated
Historical Examples of over-educated
He is a Swede of Swedes, with all the traditions of the over-educated Swede.Ten Years Near the German Frontier
Maurice Francis Egan
She is over-educated now, and knows far more than most girls of her age.Uncle Max
Rosa Nouchette Carey
At Rosebury no one thought of being so silly as to be over-educated.The Palace Beautiful
L. T. Meade
They are observed, watched—and if the parents are so disposed, carefully educated, and often over-watched and over-educated.Men of Our Times
Harriet Beecher Stowe
A garden may easily be over-educated, and that which is good in itself may suffer from improvement.The New Gulliver and Other Stories
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for educate
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.