deprogram

verb de·pro·gram \ (ˌ)dē-ˈprō-ˌgram , -grəm \

Definition of deprogram

: 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

deprogrammer

play \-mər\ noun

First Known Use of deprogram

1973

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deprogram

transitive verb de·pro·gram
variants: or chiefly British deprogramme \(ˌ)dē-ˈprō-ˌgram, -grəm\

medical Definition of deprogram

deprogrammed also deprogramed; deprogramming also deprograming
: 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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