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literate

lit·er·ate

literate

 
pronunciation:
lI t riht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: able to read and write.
A strong nation needs a literate population.She hadn't been able to attend school and had not become literate.
antonyms:
illiterate, unlettered
definition 2: having or showing education or knowledge; learned.
Judging by his vocabulary, he was a literate man.
synonyms:
educated, erudite, intellectual, learned, lettered, scholarly, well-read
antonyms:
illiterate
similar words:
brainy, cerebral, cultured, knowledgeable, schooled, well-informed
definition 3: having a knowledge of literature and the uses of language.
Being as literate as you are, I'm sure you've read all of Shakespeare's plays.
synonyms:
literary
antonyms:
illiterate
similar words:
versed, well-read, well-versed
definition 4: having practical knowledge or skill within a (specified) area or concerning a (specified) topic.
You need to be computer literate in order to be considered for certain jobs.Members of the younger generation tend to be more technologically literate than their elders.To avoid taking on more debt than one can afford, it's important to become financially literate.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who can read and write.
antonyms:
illiterate
definition 2: an educated person.
synonyms:
scholar
antonyms:
illiterate
similar words:
academic, cognoscente, connoisseur, intellectual, literati, pundit, savant
derivation: literately (adv.)
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The word literate contains the following part:
lit, litera Latin root that means letter, reading