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1. literate

noun. ['ˈlɪtɝət'] a person who can read and write.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • alphabetizer
  • writer
  • reader
  • alphabetiser
  • person
  • individual
  • literate person
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • adult
  • loser
  • unemotional person
  • worker

Etymology

  • litteratus (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word literate


1. Adjective
Some people are literate in another language but are illiterate in English as a second language.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The employees will need to be computer literate and have access to a computer.

Quotes containing the word literate


1. A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
- Nelson Mandela

2. My fingers positively itched to drift at length along their spines, to arrive at one whose lure I could not pass, to pluck it down, to inch it open, then to close my eyes and inhale the soul-sparking scent of old and literate dust.
- Kate Morton, The Distant Hours

3. We can get too easily bogged down in the academic part of homeschooling, a relatively minor part of the whole, which is to raise competent, caring, literate, happy people.
- Diane Flynn Keith

2. literate

adjective. ['ˈlɪtɝət'] knowledgeable and educated in one or several fields.

Antonyms

  • stranger

Etymology

  • litteratus (Latin)

3. literate

adjective. ['ˈlɪtɝət'] versed in literature; dealing with literature.

Synonyms

  • literary
  • educated
  • sophisticated

Antonyms

  • naive
  • uneducated
  • introvert
  • withholder

Etymology

  • litteratus (Latin)
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