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an educated guess

A thoughtful, well-reasoned guess; a guess with some basis in one's knowledge. Class, we've studied cells all semester. Take an educated guess as to what the answer might be.
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educate for (something)

To train and prepare oneself or someone for a particular job or task. A noun or pronoun can be used between "educate" and "for." I was educated for a career in law, but I decided to pursue art instead. Even though my daughters are still in school, I always try to educate them for success in the business world.
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educated guess, an

A speculation based on past experience or knowledge, as in I'm not sure how much meat we need to feed twelve, but I'll make an educated guess and say six pounds . [Mid-1900s]
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an ˌeducated ˈguess

a guess made on the basis of facts, good information, etc., and so probably fairly accurate: I can’t tell you exactly how much the building work will cost, but I can make an educated guess.
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Sources said that, if the performance of highly educated personnel will remain better till January, then recommendation will be proposed to ministry of Law to approve the law of fast track promotion.
The least educated have been consistently less religiously engaged than even the moderately educated, meaning the gap between the least educated and most educated is even larger than the one between the moderately educated and most educated," Wilcox said.
Educated women are also more likely to report themselves happy in their marriages than less-educated women.
It goes without saying that an educated woman is far and away better than an uneducated woman.
This causes the gap between the wage of the high educated and that of the low educated to widen with a lag and accordingly can provide a possible explanation to the lagged procyclical skill premium.
For example, an educated staff can often spot small problems before they become large ones.
They educated primarily the progeny of the upper class--white, Protestant, male students, the products of New York and New England private schools, who were often more interested in debutante cotillions and sporting events than in the life of the mind.
Wives in families in the highest-income quarter and wealthiest third were more educated than those below them.
Educated women are more likely to binge drink in their 20s, while those with few qualifications turn to alcohol much later in life.
A home schooling parent had appealed to the Court that the ban violated their right to ensure that their children were educated "in conformity with their own religious and philosophical convictions.
With guidance from her husband, Donna educated herself about business and finance, gradually learning to invest in mutual funds while contributing $600 per month to her retirement fund.
3) Further, "warfighting is the greatest challenge to a student's capacity for dealing with the unknown, and those trained as opposed to educated, have seldom managed to muster the wherewithal to cope with that environment.
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists for the Integration of Internationally Educated Occupational Therapists.
For example, a 2004 study, funded by the National Home Education Research Institute and called "Home Educated and Now Adults," concluded that "Based on the findings of this study, the concerns .