Literate meaning

lĭt'ər-ĭt
The definition of literate is someone who can read and write, or someone who is educated in a specific area of knowledge.

A person who is well-educated is an example of someone who would be described as literate.

A person who can read Spanish and English is an example of someone who would be described as literate in Spanish and English.

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Able to read and write.
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Able to read and write.
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Familiar with literature; literary.
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Well-educated; having or showing extensive knowledge, learning, or culture.
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Well-written; polished.

A literate essay.

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Knowledgeable or educated in a particular field or fields.
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A person who is literate.
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People who are literate, considered as a group.
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Versed in literature.
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Knowledgeable or capable (in a specified field)

Economically literate.

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A literate person.
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Able to read and write; having literacy.
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Knowledgeable in literature, writing; literary; well-read.
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Which is used in writing (of a language or dialect).
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A person who is able to read and write.
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Origin of literate

Middle English litterate from Latin litterātus from littera, lītera letter letter