Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb educate

3 senses of educate

Sense 1
educate -- (give an education to; "We must educate our youngsters better")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

Sense 2
train, develop, prepare, educate -- (create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future")
       => teach, learn, instruct -- (impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat")

Sense 3
educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise -- (teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry")
       => polish, refine, fine-tune, down -- (improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing")

Antonyms of adj educated

2 senses of educated

Sense 1
educated (vs. uneducated) -- (possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge))

uneducated (vs. educated) -- (not having a good education)
        => ignorant, illiterate -- (uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field; "she is ignorant of quantum mechanics"; "he is musically illiterate")
        => ignorant, nescient, unlearned, unlettered -- (uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication; "an ignorant man"; "nescient of contemporary literature"; "an unlearned group incapable of understanding complex issues"; "exhibiting contempt for his unlettered companions")
        => undereducated -- (poorly or insufficiently educated)
        => unschooled, untaught, untutored -- (lacking in schooling; "untaught people whose verbal skills are grossly deficient"; "an untutored genius"; "uneducated children")
        => unstudied -- (lacking knowledge gained by study often in a particular field; "is unstudied in Latin as he is in may other matters")

Sense 2
educated, enlightened -- (characterized by full comprehension of the problem involved; "an educated guess"; "an enlightened electorate")

INDIRECT (VIA informed) -> uninformed -- (not informed; lacking in knowledge or information; "the uninformed public")

Similarity of adj educated

2 senses of educated

Sense 1
educated (vs. uneducated) -- (possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge))
       => knowing, knowledgeable, learned, lettered, well-educated, well-read -- (highly educated; having extensive information or understanding; "knowing instructors"; "a knowledgeable critic"; "a knowledgeable audience")
       => literate -- (knowledgeable and educated in one or several fields; "computer literate")
       => self-educated -- (educated by your own efforts rather than by formal instruction)
       => semiliterate -- (literate but poorly informed)
          Also See-> civilized#1, civilised#1; enlightened#1; informed#1; intellectual#2; literate#1; numerate#1

Sense 2
educated, enlightened -- (characterized by full comprehension of the problem involved; "an educated guess"; "an enlightened electorate")
       => informed (vs. uninformed) -- (having much knowledge or education; "an informed public"; "informed opinion"; "the informed customer")

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