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educate

verb ed·u·cate \ˈe-jə-ˌkāt\

: to teach (someone) especially in a school, college, or university

: to give (someone) information about something : to train (someone) to do something

ed·u·cat·eded·u·cat·ing

Full Definition of EDUCATE

transitive verb
1
a :  to provide schooling for <chose to educate their children at home>
b :  to train by formal instruction and supervised practice especially in a skill, trade, or profession
2
a :  to develop mentally, morally, or aesthetically especially by instruction
b :  to provide with information :  inform <educating themselves about changes in the industry>
3
:  to persuade or condition to feel, believe, or act in a desired way <educate the public to support our position>
intransitive verb
:  to educate a person or thing

Examples of EDUCATE

  1. Parents trust schools to educate their children.
  2. The job of our public schools is to educate.

Origin of EDUCATE

Middle English, to rear, from Latin educatus, past participle of educare to rear, educate, from educere to lead forth — more at educe
First Known Use: 15th century

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