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indoctrinate

in·doc·tri·nate

indoctrinate

pronunciation:
ihn dak trih neIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: indoctrinated, indoctrinates, indoctrinating
definition 1: to instruct in a particular set of ideas or beliefs.
The pamphlets are used to indoctrinate the populace as to the aims of the government.
 
definition 2: to cause to accept a particular doctrine or viewpoint.
The followers are indoctrinated so that they do not question the leader.
derivations: indoctrination (n.), indoctrinator (n.)
Word Parts
The word indoctrinate contains the following parts:
doc Latin root that means teach
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).