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English adjective: literate

1. literate able to read and write


2. literate versed in literature; dealing with literature

Similarbelletristic, literary

See alsoeducated, sophisticated


3. literate knowledgeable and educated in one or several fields

SamplesComputer literate.



English noun: literate

1. literate (person) a person who can read and write

Synonymsliterate person

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Narrower (hyponym)alphabetiser, alphabetizer, reader, writer

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