miseducate

verb
mis·​ed·​u·​cate | \ ˌmis-ˈe-jə-ˌkāt How to pronounce miseducate (audio) \
miseducated; miseducating

Definition of miseducate

transitive verb

: 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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“Miseducate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miseducate. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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