Definitions for educateˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ed•u•cate*ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪt(v.)-cat•ed, -cat•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to develop the faculties and powers of (a person) by instruction or schooling.

    Category: Education

  2. to qualify by instruction or training for a particular calling or practice.

    Category: Education

  3. to provide education for; send to school.

    Category: Education

  4. to develop or train (the ear, taste, etc.).

  5. to impart knowledge to; provide with information:

    to educate consumers.

  6. (v.i.)to educate a person or group.

    Category: Education

* Syn: See teach.

Origin of educate:

1580–90; < L ēducātus, ptp. of ēducāre to bring up, nurture =ē-e - +-ducāre, durative der. of dūcere to lead

Princeton's WordNet

  1. educate(verb)

    give an education to

    "We must educate our youngsters better"

  2. train, develop, prepare, educate(verb)

    create by training and teaching

    "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"

  3. educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise(verb)

    teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

    "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. educate(verb)ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪt

    to teach sb in school, college, etc.

    More children are being educated at home.

  2. educateˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪt

    to inform sb, or to make sb aware of sth

    Teens should be educated about the dangers of driving with cell phones.


  1. educate(Verb)

    to instruct or train

  2. Origin: From educatus, past participle of educare, frequentive of educere, past participle eductus, from e + ducere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Educate(verb)

    to bring /// 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

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'educate' in Verbs Frequency: #751

Translations for educate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to train and teach

He was educated at a private school.

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