Definition of literate in English:

literate

Line breaks: lit¦er|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪt(ə)rət
 
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adjective

noun

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  • A literate person.
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    • If these were wanton act of miscreants, one incident that took place inside the Government Medical College campus on Thursday has proved that even the literates are not bothered to ‘rescue’ a roadside tree from being consumed by flames.
    • Nothing in our commonly purveyed literacy mythology suggests this is the State with the largest number of literates in India.
    • But for the illiterates and even many literates, who throng the Collectorate seeking assistance, their services are indispensable.

Derivatives

literately

adverb

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin litteratus, from littera (see letter).

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