Definition of educate
- chose to educate their children at home
- educating themselves about changes in the industry
- educate the public to support our position
Parents trust schools to educate their children.
The job of our public schools is to educate.
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: to teach (someone) especially in a school, college, or university
: to give (someone) information about something : to train (someone) to do something
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