Definition of Educate

1. Verb. Give an education to. "We must educate our youngsters better"




2. Verb. Create by training and teaching. "We develop the leaders for the future"

3. Verb. Teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment. "She is well schooled in poetry"
Exact synonyms: Civilise, Civilize, Cultivate, School, Train
Generic synonyms: Down, Fine-tune, Polish, Refine
Specialized synonyms: Sophisticate
Derivative terms: Civilisation, Civilization, Cultivation, Education

Definition of Educate

1. v. t. 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.

Definition of Educate

1. Verb. to instruct or train ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Educate

1. to teach [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES] - See also: teach

Medical Definition of Educate

1. 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. Synonym: To develop, instruct, teach, inform, enlighten, edify, bring up, train, breed, rear, discipline, indoctrinate. Origin: L. Educatus, p. P. Of educare to bring up a child physically or mentally, to educate, fr. Educere to ed forth, bring up (a child). See Educe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Educate

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educate (current term)
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Literary usage of Educate

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1. A New Guide to the English Tongue: In Five Parts by Thomas Dilworth (1820)
"We educate or do educate; ye or you educate or do educate; they educate or do educate. Sing. I have educated; thou hast or you have educated; he hath or has ..."

2. Proceedings by National Baptist Educational Convention (1872)
"We must educate the intelligent, and in fact we must educate the masses of the people in respect to education. I know of cases since the recent movement, ..."

3. The English Review (1847)
"The Night School; or, educate the People. A Sermon preached at Sutton Courtney, ... The Duty of Government to educate, and what kind of an Education our ..."

4. Phi Delta Kappan by Phi Delta Kappa (1912)
"Can We educate For Character? THE Junior High School, ... If we are to educate for character and recognize in that process a need for the specific selection ..."

5. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1905)
"The problem, therefore, is, not How can the press educate the public in this matter ? but how can the press be induced to print missionary news ? ..."

6. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1921)
"Can We educate Rural Agencies to Believe in and to Practice Co-operation ... AN" we educate rural agencies to believe in and to Cl practice co-operation ..."

7. The Advocate: His Training, Practice, Rights and Duties by Edward William Cox (1852)
"STUDIES THAT educate. THE studies next to be described are those, at once the most important and the most neglected, which do not, like the sciences already ..."

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