educate

educate
ed|u|cate [ `edʒə,keıt ] verb **
transitive often passive to teach someone, usually for several years, especially at a school, college, or university:
She was educated at Smith College and Yale Law School.
More and more parents are choosing to educate their children at home.
educate someone in something: All the children were educated in both arts and sciences.
a. intransitive or transitive to give someone necessary or useful knowledge:
a TV miniseries that will both educate and entertain
educate someone about something: The mining museum was built to educate people about their local history.
educate someone to do something: Our job is to educate young people to think about the environment.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Educate~ — is The Journal of Doctoral Research in Education, published by the Doctoral School at the Institute of Education, University of London. Educate was first published in 2001 in paper form as Educate The London Journal of Doctoral Research in… …   Wikipedia

  • educate — ed u*cate ([e^]d [ u]*k[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Educated} ([e^]d [ u]*k[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Educating} ([e^]d [ u]*k[=a] t[i^]ng).] [L. educatus, p. p. of educare to bring up a child physically or mentally, to educate, fr. educere… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • educate — (v.) mid 15c., bring up (children), train, from L. educatus, pp. of educare bring up, rear, educate, which is related to educere bring out, lead forth, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + ducere to lead (see DUKE (Cf. duke) (n …   Etymology dictionary

  • educate — I verb brief, bring up, civilize, coach, cultivate, direct, discipline, drill, edify, educare, enlighten, erudire, explain, familiarize, give lessons, guide, implant, inculcate, indoctrinate, inform, initiate, instituere, instruct, interpret,… …   Law dictionary

  • educate — train, discipline, school, *teach, instruct …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • educate — [v] teach information, experience brainwash*, brief, civilize, coach, cultivate, develop, discipline, drill, drum into, edify, enlighten, exercise, explain, foster, improve, indoctrinate, inform, instruct, let in on, mature, nurture, put hip*,… …   New thesaurus

  • educate — ► VERB 1) give intellectual, moral, and social instruction to. 2) give training in or information on a particular subject. DERIVATIVES educable adjective educative adjective educator noun. ORIGIN Latin educare lead out …   English terms dictionary

  • educate — [ej′o͞o kāt΄, ej′əkāt΄] vt. educated, educating [ME educaten < L educatus, pp. of educare, to bring up, rear, or train < educere < e , out + ducere, to lead: see DUCT] 1. to train or develop the knowledge, skill, mind, or character of,… …   English World dictionary

  • educate */*/ — UK [ˈedjʊkeɪt] / US [ˈedʒəˌkeɪt] verb Word forms educate : present tense I/you/we/they educate he/she/it educates present participle educating past tense educated past participle educated Collocations: Someone who teaches students about… …   English dictionary

  • educate — verb ( cated; cating) Etymology: Middle English, to rear, from Latin educatus, past participle of educare to rear, educate, from educere to lead forth more at educe Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to provide schooling for < chose to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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