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Montreal is a very cosmopolitan, sophisticated, erudite, educated, glorious city today. But it wasn't quite that way when I was growing up there. There was a lot of anti-Semitism. And I had to deal with that in an area of the city that had very few Jews.
William Shatner

Meaning of "erudite" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ERUDITE

From Latin ērudītus, from ērudīre to polish, from ex-1 + rudis unpolished, rough.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ERUDITE

erudite  [ˈɛrʊˌdaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ERUDITE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Erudite is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ERUDITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

erudite

Erudition

The word erudition came into Middle English from Latin. A scholar is erudite (Latin eruditus) when instruction and reading followed by digestion and contemplation have effaced all rudeness (e- (ex-) + rudis), that is to say smoothed away all raw, untrained incivility. Common usage has blurred the distinction from "learned" but the two terms are quite different.

Definition of erudite in the English dictionary

The definition of erudite in the dictionary is having or showing extensive scholarship; learned.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ERUDITE


almandite
ˈælmənˌdaɪt
andradite
ˈændrəˌdaɪt
Araldite
ˈærəlˌdaɪt
argyrodite
ˈɑːdʒɪrəˌdaɪt
endopodite
ɛnˈdɒpəˌdaɪt
exopodite
ɛkˈsɒpəˌdaɪt
expedite
ˈɛkspɪˌdaɪt
extradite
ˈɛkstrəˌdaɪt
Gileadite
ˈɡɪlɪəˌdaɪt
hermaphrodite
hɜːˈmæfrəˌdaɪt
heulandite
ˈhjuːlənˌdaɪt
inerudite
ɪnˈerjʊˌdaɪt
pentlandite
ˈpɛntlənˌdaɪt
pseudohermaphrodite
ˌsjuːdəʊhɜːˈmæfrəˌdaɪt
scorodite
ˈskɒrəˌdaɪt
skutterudite
ˈskʌtərəˌdaɪt
tetradite
ˈtetrəˌdaɪt
troglodyte
ˈtrɒɡləˌdaɪt
turbidite
ˈtɜːbɪˌdaɪt
viridite
ˈvɪrɪˌdaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ERUDITE

erubescence
erubescency
erubescent
erubescite
erucic acid
eruciform
eruct
eructate
eructation
eructative
eruditely
eruditeness
erudition
erugo
erumpent
erupt
eruptible
eruption
eruptional
eruptive

WORDS THAT END LIKE ERUDITE

alabandite
Aphrodite
cheddite
cordite
dite
incondite
indite
Luddite
lyddite
plaudite
podite
recondite
smaragdite
thenardite
verdite

Synonyms and antonyms of erudite in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ERUDITE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «erudite» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of erudite

Translation of «erudite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ERUDITE

Find out the translation of erudite to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of erudite from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «erudite» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

博学多才
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

erudita
570 millions of speakers

English

erudite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बहुश्रुत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مثقفة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эрудированный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

erudita
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জ্ঞানী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

érudit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Erudite
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gelehrt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

博学な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

박식
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Erudite
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thông thái
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆழ்ந்துபடித்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विद्वान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bilgili
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

erudito
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

erudyta
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ерудований
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

erudit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πολυμαθής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geleerde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lärd
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lærd
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of erudite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ERUDITE»

The term «erudite» is regularly used and occupies the 62.266 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ERUDITE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about erudite

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QUOTES WITH «ERUDITE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word erudite.
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William Shatner
Montreal is a very cosmopolitan, sophisticated, erudite, educated, glorious city today. But it wasn't quite that way when I was growing up there. There was a lot of anti-Semitism. And I had to deal with that in an area of the city that had very few Jews.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ERUDITE»

Discover the use of erudite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to erudite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Smart Words: Vocabulary for the Erudite
Whoever said sounding smart had to be painful? It?s all in how you acquire the ?ten-dollar words? of English. Smart Words makes fast and smooth learning of words such as prelapsarian,sedulous, sybaritic and draconian. How?
Mim Harrison, 2008
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The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations: The Complete ...
Before we get into the matter of whether 'tis nobler to pronounce the u in erudite with or without a y sound, let me point out that this u, with or without the y sound, may acceptably have any of three different pronunciations: -00- as in rude, -uu- ...
Charles Harrington Elster, 2006
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500 of the Most Witty, Acerbic and Erudite Things Ever Said ...
Whether you want something fun to dip into, or you want to pepper your conversation and writing with apercus which will have your audience gasping in admiration, this is the source.
Stephen Eckett, 2006
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Historiography: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, Third Edition
The erudite answer. Most historians went their accustomed ways unaware of the problems that the new intellectual developments posed. Fortunately, historians without planning to do so, had been formulating over many decades a partial ...
Ernst Breisach, 2007
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A Need for Change to Prepare Students to be Erudite Leaders ...
John P. Lilly, DBA/IB, Ed. D., O.M.. A Need for CHANGE to Prepare STUDENTS l0 hr ERUDITE E A D E R JOHN P. LILLY. DEA/18. ED. 0., OM. A Need for Change to Prepare Students to be Erudite. Front Cover.
John P. Lilly, DBA/IB, Ed. D., O.M.
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Renaissance Comedy: The Italian Masters
The six plays in this second volume of Renaissance Comedy: The Italian Masters are arranged in chronological order and cover nearly the entire period of 'erudite' comedy – a theatrical phenomenon the bookends of which correspond very ...
Donald Beecher, 2009
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Insurgent:
Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future.
Veronica Roth, 2012
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The Folklore of Spain in the American Southwest: Traditional ...
The erudite ballads, ballads that show evidence of individualistic, learned elaboration of traditional themes in the sixteenth century. 7. The artistic ballads, those of purely learned sources, composed 77 Traditional Spanish Ballads.
Aurelio M. Espinosa, J. Manuel Espinosa, 1990
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Concrete Solutions
The ERUDITE automatically measures the fundamental longitudinal, torsional and transverse resonant frequencies. It also calculates the damping constant, Q, Primarily used for testing concrete, ceramics, refractories, stone, rock, carbon and  ...
Michael Grantham, Carmelo Majorana, Valentina Salomoni, 2009
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Dissertazioni Istoriche, Scientifiche, Erudite: Recitate Da ...
Due to the very old age and scarcity of this book, many of the pages may be hard to read due to the blurring of the original text, possible missing pages, missing text and other issues beyond our control.
Giammaria Mazzuchelli, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ERUDITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term erudite is used in the context of the following news items.
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All must have prizes
Partly this is because the way that people get recommendations has changed: there are fewer erudite booksellers on the high street, and ... «The Economist, Jul 15»
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Hardrocked: North America's Hardest Race, Take Two
I'd never met a more thoughtful and erudite 19-year-old—I actually didn't think there was such a thing. My nephew was the same age and he ... «velonews.competitor.com, Jul 15»
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Slate Writer: Freedom to Thread Eyebrows Will Turn Texas into …
As Justice Don Willett explains in an erudite and inspiring concurrence, "The Court's view is simple, and simply stated: Laws that impinge your ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
University man, Rev. Samuel Johnson
... interests,” “the most erudite colonial Anglican theologian of the eighteenth century,” and the “first important philosopher in colonial America.” «The Ridgefield Press, Jul 15»
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House meddling with SEC to block disclosure of political contributions
There were no hearings on the language, no erudite witnesses to critique the consequences. The SEC has not, apparently, commented ... «The Conversation US, Jul 15»
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The Jihadist Blowback Against the Islamic State
This likely indicates that these sections were later inserted by Yusuf, who is quite erudite, eloquent and apparently very well educated. Yusuf's ... «STRATFOR, Jul 15»
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Top 20 Google Cardboard Apps You Can Download Now!
You take on the role of a 'Divergent', captured by Jeanine Matthews and her Erudite faction, subjected to a series of mental 'simulations' to ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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The Thick Lagoon of Ego
They may be very artistic, very erudite and gracious, and have very differing opinions because of their unique background. Many may have at one time been ... «Chabad.org, Jul 15»
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'Allegiant-Part 1' Fans Still Dislike Ansel Elgort's Character Caleb! 3 …
Fans who have read the books know what Caleb did for the sake of standing up for the Erudite faction and they are enraged. User Peachel said ... «Fashion & Style, Jul 15»
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VYAPAM Investigation - Story so far
He is regularly monitoring the STF investigation. Justice Khanwilkar enjoys the reputation of being one of the most erudite, one of the toughest ... «Niticentral, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Erudite [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/erudite>. Jul 2019 ».
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