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lit·er·ate

literate

 
 
pronunciation:
lI t riht
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: able to read and write.
Most of the adults in the United States are literate.
antonyms:
illiterate
definition 2: very educated or showing knowledge.
My French teacher is a literate person.
synonyms:
learned, well-read
similar words:
knowledgeable, schooled
derivation: literately (adv.)
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The word literate contains the following part:
lit, litera Latin root that means letter, reading