deprogram


de·pro·gram

verb \(ˌ)dē-ˈprō-ˌgram, -grəm\

Definition of DEPROGRAM

transitive verb
:  to dissuade or try to dissuade from strongly held convictions (as religious beliefs) or a firmly established or innate behavior <the necessity of countering propaganda and deprogramming the indoctrinated — Toni Cade Bambara>
de·pro·gram·mer \-mər\ noun

First Known Use of DEPROGRAM

1973

de·pro·gram

transitive verb    (Medical Dictionary)
de·pro·grammed also de·pro·gramedde·pro·gramming also de·pro·graming

Medical Definition of DEPROGRAM

: to dissuade or try to dissuade from strongly held convictions (as of a religious nature) or a firmly established or innate behavior pattern <the necessity of countering propaganda and deprogramming the indoctrinated—Toni Cade Bambara>

Variants of DEPROGRAM

de·pro·gram or chiefly British de·pro·gramme \(ˌ)dē-ˈprō-ˌgram, -grəm\

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