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Definition of Literate


  1. Instructed in learning, science, or literature; learned; lettered.
  2. One educated, but not having taken a university degree; especially, such a person who is prepared to take holy orders.
  3. A literary man.

Literate Quotations

I think more tolerance, more people having more access to a chance to be literate, and a chance to stay healthy makes for a more peaceful planet.
Henry Rollins

Whatever the reasons may be, I was very much affected by events of the 1930s - the Spanish Civil War, for example, though I was barely literate.
Noam Chomsky

All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life.
John Cheever

Once you have an innovation culture, even those who are not scientists or engineers - poets, actors, journalists - they, as communities, embrace the meaning of what it is to be scientifically literate. They embrace the concept of an innovation culture. They vote in ways that promote it. They don't fight science and they don't fight technology.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

You can't have people making decisions about the future of the world who are scientifically illiterate. That's a recipe for disaster. And I don't mean just whether a politician is scientifically literate, but people who vote politicians into office.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Literate Translations

literate in German is gebildet
literate in Spanish is instruido
literate in Swedish is bildad

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