English edit

Etymology edit

educate +‎ -ed

Pronunciation edit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛd͡ʒəkeɪɾɪd/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛdjuːkeɪtɪd/, /ˈɛdʒəkeɪtɪd/

Adjective edit

educated (comparative more educated, superlative most educated)

  1. Having attained a level of higher education, such as a college degree.
  2. Based on relevant information.
    an educated guess
    • 2011, Susan L. Rozzi, Michelle G. Futrell, Douglas M. Kleiner, Study Guide for the Board of Certification, Inc., Entry-Level Athletic Trainer Certification Examination, F.A. Davis, page 26:
      No matter what strategies you employ as you dissect each multiple-choice question and arrive at an educated answer, remember that you are looking for the best response, not only a correct one.

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  1. simple past and past participle of educate

Further reading edit

  • "educated" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 111.