verb (used with object), ed·u·cat·ed, ed·u·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), ed·u·cat·ed, ed·u·cat·ing.
Origin of educate
Examples from the Web for 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|Tim Mak|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Aurora Snow|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Caitlin Dickson|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Nina Strochlic|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Heather Barr|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Note this description of the way in which a father may educate his son.The New Education|Scott Nearing
Educate it, and the product transcends the cat, and not only the cat, but all other living things.Woman and Womanhood|C. W. Saleeby
It would have been as well to try to train woodbine to draw water or to educate cattails to write Greek.The Best Short Stories of 1920|Various
His mission was to educate—to draw out souls, whether of children or adults.Transcendentalism in New England|Octavius Brooks Frothingham
It was for her own sake that he wished to save money—to educate her.The Haunted Homestead|E. D. E. N. Southworth
verb (mainly tr)
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.