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adjective as in able to read and write

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While most media-literate people can distinguish between a real news publisher and a fake one with some scrutiny, the bots that crawl through web pages or the algorithms that decide what to surface in newsfeeds don’t take those steps.

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Of course, writing systems are thousands of years old, found in ancient Sumer, China, and Egypt, but in most literate societies only a small fraction of people ever learned to read, rarely more than 10 percent.

It’s very important that children be literate by third grade.

One study of climate change sceptics, for example, found that the most scientifically literate people in the group were most likely to strongly endorse climate scepticism.

The intention is to make the public and policymakers WUI literate and provide science and tools that could lead to the creation of cost-effective solutions, so we don’t keep repeating the same tragic, expensive mistakes.

I am not the most financially literate person (I would be hard-pressed to articulate the term “junk bond”).

Pointing out that Nick Denton writes and speaks like a literate adult and not like a 14-year-old in remedial English.

The trick for directors is to make it as surprising and shocking for such a gore-literate audience.

The Keep America Safe website was at least a globally literate and coherent representation of international security issues.

Penguin India wet itself, and entered into an agreement with this semi-literate goon.

Flaubert is in six volumes, four or five of which every literate man must at one time or another assault.

Lincoln, they knew, favored the extension of suffrage only to literate Negroes and to those who had served in the military forces.

The opinion was advanced that the evening of the day he landed his arrival was known in every literate home in New York.

I doubt if there is a single literate person in the world to-day who would apply the word “wicked” to Shelley.

There they competed on alternate forums with literate gardeners and stuttering horticultural amateurs.

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On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to literate, such as: cultured, educated, knowledgeable, cultivated, instructed, and learned.

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