- to instruct in a doctrine, principle, ideology, etc., especially to imbue with a specific partisan or biased belief or point of view.
- to teach or inculcate.
- to imbue with learning.
Origin of indoctrinate
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1. brainwash, propagandize.
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- to teach (a person or group of people) systematically to accept doctrines, esp uncritically
- rare to impart learning to; instruct
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Word Origin and History for reindoctrinate
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