Thesaurus

educate

verb

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 of educate teach, indoctrinate, instruct, lesson, school, train, tutorWords Related to educate 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 of educate edify, enlighten, illume, illuminate, illumine, inspire, nurtureWords Related to educate elevate, ennoble, enrich, ensoul, lift, uplift; better, improve, regenerate, renew, transform; exalt, glorify, transfigureNear Antonyms of educate confuse, perplex, puzzle; becloud, cloud, darken, obscure

Synonym Discussion of educate

teach, instruct, educate, train, discipline, school mean to cause to acquire knowledge or skill. teach applies to any manner of imparting information or skill so that others may learn.
    • taught us a lot about our planet
instruct suggests methodical or formal teaching.
    • instructs raw recruits in military drill
educate implies development of the mind.
    • more things than formal schooling serve to educate a person
train stresses instruction and drill with a specific end in view.
    • trained foreign pilots to operate the new aircraft
discipline implies training in habits of order and precision.
    • a disciplined mind
school implies training or disciplining especially in what is hard to master.
    • schooled the horse in five gaits


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