Synonyms and Antonyms of educate

  1. 1 to cause to acquire knowledge or skill in some field a revered professor of astronomy who is credited with educating many of today's leading astronomers Synonyms teach, indoctrinate, instruct, lesson, school, train, tutorRelated Words coach, mentor; drill, fit, ground, habilitate, prepare, prime, qualify; direct, guide, lead, rear; catechize, lecture, moralize, preach; implant, inculcate, instill (also instil); homeschool; edify, enlighten; brief, familiarize, impart (to), inform, verse; initiate, introduce, show; reeducate, reschool, reteach, retrain

  2. 2 to provide (someone) with moral or spiritual understanding the belief that parents better educate their children by example than by sending them to Sunday school Synonyms edify, enlighten, illume, illuminate, illumine, inspire, nurtureRelated Words elevate, ennoble, enrich, ensoul, lift, uplift; better, improve, regenerate, renew, transform; exalt, glorify, transfigureNear Antonyms confuse, perplex, puzzle; becloud, cloud, darken, obscure

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