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educate

ed·u·cate

educate

 
 
pronunciation:
e j keIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: educated, educates, educating
definition 1: to provide knowledge, training, and guidance to.
How well do our schools educate our children?He was born in India but was educated in England.A governess was hired to educate the two daughters.
synonyms:
coach, illuminate, instruct, teach
similar words:
lesson, school, train, tutor
definition 2: to inform on a particular subject.
Could you educate me as to how to work this machine?These films educate the students on the dangers of drugs.
synonyms:
inform, instruct, teach
similar words:
discipline, illuminate, lesson, school, train, tutor
definition 3: to nurture the moral or social development of.
The experiences of summer camp help educate the children for life.
synonyms:
develop, edify, enlighten, illuminate
similar words:
better, civilize, elevate, improve, raise, uplift
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to teach a person or group.
As a parent, she educates by example.These programs educate as well as entertain.
synonyms:
coach, teach
similar words:
inform, train, tutor
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