deprogram

verb
de·​pro·​gram | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈprō-ˌgram How to pronounce deprogram (audio) , -grəm \
deprogramed or deprogrammed; deprograming or deprogramming; deprograms

Definition of deprogram

transitive verb

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

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Other Words from deprogram

deprogrammer \ (ˌ)dē-​ˈprō-​ˌgra-​mər How to pronounce deprogram (audio) , -​grə-​ \ noun

Examples of deprogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That was lesson number one for me: never let an opportunity to deprogram inbuilt fears that stunt your personal growth pass you by. Essence, 30 July 2021 There, T’Challa’s sister, science wiz Shuri (Letitia Wright), figures out how to deprogram Bucky’s brainwashed brain. Eliana Dockterman, Time, 19 Mar. 2021 Ebro explained Monday morning that his main takeaways from the talk were Kanye's admiration for Donald Trump and his overall goal to deprogram people from their conventional train of thought. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of deprogram

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Deprogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deprogram. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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deprogram

transitive verb
de·​pro·​gram
variants: or chiefly British deprogramme \ (ˌ)dē-​ˈprō-​ˌgram, -​grəm \
deprogrammed also deprogramed; deprogramming also deprograming

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

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