educate

Definition of educate

ed´u`cate   Pronunciation: ĕd´ũ`kāt
v. t.1.To bring up or guide the powers of, as a child; to develop and cultivate, whether physically, mentally, or morally, but more commonly limited to the mental activities or senses; to expand, strengthen, and discipline, as the mind, a faculty, etc.; to form and regulate the principles and character of; to prepare and fit for any calling or business by systematic instruction; to cultivate; to train; to instruct; as, to educate a child; to educate the eye or the taste.
[imp. & p. p. Educated (ĕd"ũ*kā`tĕd); p. pr. & vb. n. Educating (ĕd"ũ*kā`tĭng).]

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acculturate, advance, ameliorate, amend, better, boost, brief, bring forward, bring up, broaden the mind, catechize, civilize, coach, cultivate, demonstrate, develop, direct, discipline, drill, edify, elevate, emend, enhance, enlighten, enrich, explain, fatten, favor, forward, foster, give instruction, give lessons in, go straight, ground, guide, illumine, improve, improve upon, inculcate, indoctrinate, inform, lard, lift, make an improvement, meliorate, mend, nurture, open the eyes, prepare, promote, raise, ready, rear, reeducate, refine upon, reform, set right, sharpen the wits, show, show how, socialize, straighten out, teach a lesson, teach the rudiments, train, transfigure, transform, tutor, upgrade, uplift
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