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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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Local authorities, by establishing a database supported by statutory guidance, will be able to assess whether a child is receiving a suitable education and, if they are educated at home, that home educators have the support they need.
In turn, Yasser added, it will also be favourable for Egypt's economy to have an educated and well-developed workforce that strives to improve "their lives, society, and hopefully the country".
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.
It goes without saying that an educated woman is far and away better than an uneducated woman.
Therefore, a monthly data set is compiled including measures of the skill premium, the total hours of the high educated in complex and in simple occupations, the total hours of the low educated in simple occupations, the unemployment ratios of the high and the low educated, and a measure of the crowding out of the low educated by the high educated in occupying simple jobs.
W]hen educated people are faced with a novel situation, they should be able to analyze, interpret, and make judgments about the situation themselves, rather than rely on others to tell them what to do.
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists for the Integration of Internationally Educated Occupational Therapists.
For example, the least educated black immigrants had a 36% lower risk than their U.
Educated brains stave off declines in memory that typically occur as people age, a new brain-imaging investigation suggests.
A broker still has to have that entrepreneurial spirit, that high level of street smarts and ability to think on their feet, but the broker also now needs to be incredibly educated," said Kenneth Krasnow, an executive managing director and New York area leader at C&W.
The people who moved out of the county were more highly educated than the people who moved in from other countries, the study found.
It is imperative that citizens in a democracy be educated on topics related to the use of force, particularly critical thinking and ethical decision making, in order to fulfill their role in the democratic process.
UN studies confirm that an educated female population helps create literate and self-sufficient communities.
Surgery patients in hospitals with more highly educated nurses have lower death rates compared to similar patients in hospitals with less well-educated RNs.