The Latin word for ‘educate’ is erudio (air oo DEE oh). From this we get our word of the day. But
It’s best not to use erudite in the everyday sense of the word ‘educated.’ Your twelve-year-old may be educated in their ABCs, but probably won’t be considered erudite until getting that PhD from an ivy league University.
Brad did his best to come across erudite in the job interview. He even went so far as to memorize quotes from famous philosophers.