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indoctrinate

[in-dok-truh-neyt]
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verb (used with object), in·doc·tri·nat·ed, in·doc·tri·nat·ing.
  1. to instruct in a doctrine, principle, ideology, etc., especially to imbue with a specific partisan or biased belief or point of view.
  2. to teach or inculcate.
  3. to imbue with learning.

Origin of indoctrinate

1620–30; in-2 + Medieval Latin doctrīnātus past participle of doctrīnāre to teach; see doctrine, -ate1
Related formsin·doc·tri·na·tion, nounin·doc·tri·na·tor, nounre·in·doc·tri·nate, verb (used with object), re·in·doc·tri·nat·ed, re·in·doc·tri·nat·ing.un·in·doc·tri·nat·ed, adjective
Can be confusedinculcate indoctrinate

Synonyms

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1. brainwash, propagandize.
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British Dictionary definitions for reindoctrinate

indoctrinate

verb (tr)
  1. to teach (a person or group of people) systematically to accept doctrines, esp uncritically
  2. rare to impart learning to; instruct
Derived Formsindoctrination, nounindoctrinator, noun
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Word Origin and History for reindoctrinate

indoctrinate

v.

1620s, "to teach," from in- (2) "in" + Latin doctrina "teaching" (see doctrine). Meaning "to imbue with an idea or opinion" first recorded 1832. Related: Indoctrinated; indoctrinating. The earlier verb was indoctrine (c.1500).

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