Definition of educated adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈedʒukeɪtɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈedʒukeɪtɪd//
    Teaching and learning
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  1. 1  -educated having had the kind of education mentioned; having been to the school, college or university mentioned privately educated children a British-educated lawyer He's a Princeton-educated Texan. See related entries: Teaching and learning
  2. 2  having had a high standard of education; showing a high standard of education an educated and articulate person the educated elite He spoke in an educated voice. See related entries: Teaching and learning
  3. Extra examples Less formally educated people can acquire professional competence. She seemed intelligent and well educated. the need for a broadly educated workforce Educated people might see through these claims. Educated women are less likely to marry young. It is the best trained and educated workforce in Europe. Let’s make an educated guess. She’s an educated and articulate spokeswoman. This is sometimes seen as the newspaper for an educated elite.Idioms a guess that is based on some degree of knowledge, and is therefore likely to be correct
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