- to develop the faculties and powers of (a person) by teaching, instruction, or schooling.
- to qualify by instruction or training for a particular calling, practice, etc.; train: to educate someone for law.
- to provide schooling or training for; send to school.
- to develop or train (the ear, taste, etc.): to educate one's palate to appreciate fine food.
- to inform: to educate oneself about the best course of action.
- to educate a person or group: A television program that educates can also entertain.
Origin of educate
Related Words for educatediscipline, develop, tutor, inform, instruct, train, cultivate, enlighten, rear, improve, foster, school, coach, mature, edify, indoctrinate, brief, explain, drill, brainwash
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Contemporary Examples of educate
We were able, hopefully, to educate those policy makers… As of December of this year, cooler heads have prevailed.SWAT Lobby Shoots to Kill Police Reform After Ferguson
December 2, 2014
Megatron took it upon herself to educate her own kids before they were introduced to sex at school.The Next Frontier of Sex Ed: How Porn Twists Teens’ Brains
November 29, 2014
The fliers, Ancona explained, are meant to educate people on what rights they legally have to use lethal force in self-defense.The Klan’s Call to Violence in Ferguson Blows the Lid Off Its Hypocritical Rebrand
November 14, 2014
When Emmanuel came he tried to educate us, telling us you have to stop killing, destroying, being corrupted.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo
November 6, 2014
One reason given for the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan was to educate girls.The West Made Lots of Promises to Afghan Girls, Now It’s Breaking Them
October 20, 2014
Historical Examples of educate
Basil Kendall was well educated, and had done what he could to educate his children.The Poems of Henry Kendall
Why, then, did the Great Teacher not educate His followers fully?Pax Vobiscum
He believed that he was chosen by God to educate, guide and discipline the German people.Blood and Iron
John Hubert Greusel
But then again, when I contemplate any of those who pretend to educate others, I am amazed.Euthydemus
But do you wish to live for the sake of your children, that you may rear and educate them?
- (also intr) to impart knowledge by formal instruction to (a pupil); teach
- to provide schooling for (children)I have educated my children at the best schools
- to improve or develop (a person, judgment, taste, skills, etc)
- to train for some particular purpose or occupation
Word Origin for educate
mid-15c., "bring up (children), train," from Latin educatus, past participle of educare "bring up, rear, educate," which is related to educere "bring out, lead forth," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Meaning "provide schooling" is first attested 1580s. Related: Educated; educating.