What does educate mean?

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ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪted·u·cate

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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"

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

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How to say educate in sign language?

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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. Ashin Wirathu:

    I’m trying to educate the people not to [retaliate], but these aggressive Muslims must be brought to justice.

  2. Henry Spiller:

    As physicians, we need to educate pregnant women on the risks of kratom use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

  3. Jonathan Murray:

    For a lot of people, that was the first person with AIDS they ever met. Suddenly, there was a face on this disease, the fact that he was working so hard to try and educate other young people about the need to protect themselves from AIDS, it was just a powerful story.

  4. Karima Daikhi:

    I had to struggle and impose myself. I had no choice. Six children to feed, educate, and take care of.

  5. William Osler:

    One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.

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