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verb (used with object), ed路u路cat路ed, ed路u路cat路ing.
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.
verb (used without object), ed路u路cat路ed, ed路u路cat路ing.
to educate a person or group: A television program that educates can also entertain.
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Origin of educate

First recorded in 1400鈥50; Middle English educate, educatyn, from Latin 膿duc膩tus 鈥渂rought up, nurtured, taught鈥 (past participle of 膿duc膩re ), equivalent to 膿- + -duc-, variant of d奴c- 鈥渢o lead鈥 + -膩tus see e-1, -ate1

synonym study for educate

1. See teach.


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How to use educate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for educate

/ (藞蓻dj蕣藢ke瑟t) /

verb (mainly tr)
(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

C15: from Latin 膿duc膩re to rear, educate, from d奴cere to lead
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