literate
I adjective accomplished, apprised, aware, conversant, cultivated, cultured, disciplined, educated, enlightened, enriched, erudite, having formal education, informed, intellectual, knowing, knowledgeable, learned, lettered, literary, polished, practiced, proficient, qualified, sapient, scholarly, scholastic, schooled, skilled, studied, studious, trained, well-educated, well-informed, well-read, well-taught, widely read II index familiar (informed), informed (educated), learned

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  • literate — UK US /ˈlɪtərət/ adjective ► able to read and write: »a literate workforce »barely/highly literate »The top priority must be ensuring young people are literate, numerate, and ready for work. ► having knowledge of a particular subject, or a… …   Financial and business terms

  • literate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to read and write. 2) knowledgeable in a particular field: computer literate. ► NOUN ▪ a literate person. DERIVATIVES literately adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • literate — [lit′ər it] adj. [ME litterate < L litteratus < littera, LETTER1] 1. able to read and write 2. well educated; having or showing extensive knowledge, learning, or culture 3. Now Rare versed in literature 4. knowledgeable or capable… …   English World dictionary

  • Literate — Lit er*ate (l[i^]t [ e]r*[asl]t), a. [L. litteratus, literatus. See {Letter}.] Instructed in learning, science, or literature; learned; lettered. [1913 Webster] The literate now chose their emperor, as the military chose theirs. Landor. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Literate — Lit er*ate, n. 1. One educated, but not having taken a university degree; especially, such a person who is prepared to take holy orders. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. A literary man. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • literate — (adj.) educated, instructed, early 15c., from L. literatus/litteratus educated, learned, lit. one who knows the letters, formed in imitation of Gk. grammatikos from L. littera/litera letter (see LETTER (Cf. letter) (n.1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • literate — [adj] able to read and write cultivated, cultured, educated, instructed, knowledgeable, learned, lettered, scholarly, schooled; concept 402 …   New thesaurus

  • literate — [[t]lɪ̱tərət[/t]] 1) ADJ Someone who is literate is able to read and write. Over one quarter of the adult population are not fully literate. Ant: illiterate 2) ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe someone as literate, you mean that they are… …   English dictionary

  • literate — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English literat, from Latin litteratus marked with letters, literate, from litterae letters, literature, from plural of littera Date: 15th century 1. a. educated, cultured b. able to read and write 2. a. versed in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • literate — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ highly …   Collocations dictionary

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