miseducate

verb mis·ed·u·cate \ ˌmis-ˈe-jə-ˌkāt \

Definition of miseducate

miseducated; miseducating
: to educate (someone) in a poor, improper, or harmful manner
  • … libraries and museums, newspapers, radio and most recently television have shared significantly in educating (and miseducating) Americans.
  • —Amy Gutmann

First Known Use of miseducate

1660

in the meaning defined above

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