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ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪted·u·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. educateverb

    give an education to

    "We must educate our youngsters better"

  2. train, develop, prepare, educateverb

    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, civiliseverb

    teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

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

Wiktionary

  1. educateverb

    to instruct or train

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To EDUCATEverb

    To breed; to bring up; to instruct youth.

    Etymology: educo, Latin.

    Their young succession all their cares employ;
    They breed, they brood, instruct and educate,
    And make provision for the future state. John Dryden, Virg. Georg.

    Education is worse, in proportion to the grandeur of the parents: if the whole world were under one monarch, the heir of that monarch would be the worst educated mortal since the creation. Jonathan Swift, on Modern Education.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Educateverb

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Educate

    ed′ū-kāt, v.t. to bring up children: to train: to teach: to cultivate any power.—adj. Ed′ucable.—n. Educā′tion, the bringing up or training, as of a child: instruction: strengthening of the powers of body or mind.—adj. Educā′tional.—adv. Educā′tionally.—n. Educā′tionist, one skilled in methods of educating or teaching: one who promotes education.—adj. Ed′ucative, of or pertaining to education: calculated to teach.—n. Ed′ucator. [L. educāre, -ātumeducĕree, out, ducĕre, to lead.]

Editors Contribution

  1. educate

    To instruct, teach or train.

    They did want to educate their children, themselves and their parents.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of educate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of educate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of educate in a Sentence

  1. Glenn Youngkin:

    Call your friends, send out emails, send out texts. You know what we stand for? We stand for our Constitution, we stand for low taxes, we stand for a government that works for us, we stand for better jobs, safe communities. We stand for schools that will educate our children, keep them safe. We can get that done. We got to get you to spread the word for us.

  2. Tina Barton:

    It's going to take a massive education campaign not only to train all your clerks on a new process but also to educate voters.

  3. Ian Daniel:

    What I take from that is there was a need for these stories, and we’re fulfilling that on some level, there’s a lack of diversity in storytelling, especially on television… and it’s not just about LGBT people, it’s people of color, it’s all minorities… we just need to be aware of what people are experiencing. If you’re not experiencing that and you’re a producer or filmmaker, just take the time to educate yourself a little bit, or to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, and I think that just makes for better content everywhere. For our show, we just want people to have some sort of visceral reaction. Hopefully they like it, but it’s cool if people don’t and we can create a dialogue and have a real conversation.

  4. Kamala Harris:

    We're going from the doors to many of our country's prestigious colleges and professions being closed to our community to new investments that educate the next generation of black leaders.

  5. Paul Callan:

    Cutting off funding to districts which choose to require masking to prevent the spread of Covid-19, a potentially deadly communicable disease, would violate the states' paramount duty' to educate all children, not just the unmasked.

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