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Examples of indoctrinate in a Sentence
The goal should be to teach politics, rather than to indoctrinate students in a narrow set of political beliefs.
indoctrinated children in proper safety procedures
Recent Examples of indoctrinate from the Web
That's about a drone operator who came from a poor family, who is indoctrinated into the military and sold on it as a way out.
If indoctrinating child audiences into accepting, and enjoying, brutal deadly violence was the intent of the filmmaker,s . .
The answer to Loposer’s question is that so many of us are indoctrinated on an almost daily basis in the belief that the nation and the government in Washington are the same.
Secessionist southerners declared their separateness from the rest of the nation with separate texts to indoctrinate their children.
Many have been carried out by women or children who were abducted and indoctrinated.
As indicated by the dramatic finale of Star Wars: The Force Awakens two Christmases ago, the follow-up is anchored by the attempt by Daisy Ridley's Rey to persuade Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker to indoctrinate her in the ways of the jedi.
Murad, her sisters, and her nieces were taken captive, caught up in ISIS’s carefully planned and systematically executed scheme to enslave Yazidi women, indoctrinate the children, and massacre the rest of the population.
From the stateless children of ISIS members, to child soldiers and the tens of thousands indoctrinated in ISIS schools, a generation of young Iraqis has been traumatized and radicalized by the nihilistic jihadist group.
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Did You Know?
Indoctrinate simply means "brainwash" to many people. But its meaning isn't always so negative. When this verb first appeared in English in the 17th century, it simply meant "to teach"-a meaning that followed logically from its Latin root. The "doc" in the middle of indoctrinate derives from the Latin verb docēre, which also means "to teach." Other offspring of "docēre" include "docent" (referring to a college professor or a museum guide), "docile," "doctor," "doctrine," and "document." It was not until the 19th century that "indoctrinate" began to see regular use in the sense of causing someone to absorb and take on certain opinions or principles.
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