Definitions for: Educate

[v] create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
[v] give an education to; "We must educate our youngsters better"
[v] train to be discriminative; as of taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ed"u*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Educated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Educating.] [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.]
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.

Syn: To develop; instruct; teach; inform; enlighten; edify;
bring up; train; breed; rear; discipline; indoctrinate.

Synonyms: civilise, civilize, cultivate, develop, prepare, train

See Also: ameliorate, amend, better, coeducate, co-educate, down, drill, fine-tune, groom, housebreak, improve, instruct, learn, meliorate, polish, prepare, refine, retrain, school, socialise, socialize, sophisticate, teach, toilet-train, train

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