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ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪted·u·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. educate(verb)

    give an education to

    "We must educate our youngsters better"

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. educate(Verb)

    to instruct or train

    Etymology: 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

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  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce educate?

  1. Alex
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    Veena
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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. Lynn Bozof:

    Permission recommendation is definitely better than no recommendation, it means groups like NMA will need to step up and educate parents and adolescents more, because they may go to their health care provider and he or she may not necessarily bring up the vaccine.

  2. Stacy Pope:

    I should have pushed it further, if you talk to your kids and they said they don’t know about it, don’t stop there. You educate them on what it is, it’s not a game and it can kill you.

  3. Stephen Coyle:

    I started the #LetThemCount campaign and I've been passing out fliers, i made a Facebook and I created a GoFundMe to educate students and raise money to support our student organizations.

  4. Daniel Hays:

    The key for the successful launch of 5G devices is going to be to have a really clear proposition to the end users : What is it that they get for having a 5G device ? i think that we can't do enough to really make that message clear and to help educate the end users.

  5. Bill Shuster:

    This is an ongoing process, and we will continue working to educate members and address questions they have about the bill. The need for an extension was not a surprise.

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