verb (used with object), in·doc·tri·nat·ed, in·doc·tri·nat·ing.
Origin of indoctrinate
Examples from the Web for indoctrinate
He then proceeded to rant about “liberal college professors” trying to “indoctrinate” students.Christian Movie War: Pro-Life ‘October Baby’ vs. Postmodern ‘Blue Like Jazz’|Marlow Stern|April 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Santorum also complains about “some liberal college professor … trying to indoctrinate” students.Rick Santorum’s Class-Based Pitch Kicks Up Campaign Controversy|Howard Kurtz|February 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I had lists of them, drawings if possible, but I never could indoctrinate anybody with my affection.The Long Vacation|Charlotte M. Yonge
So one of your trained psychopropagandists can indoctrinate me?Victory|Lester del Rey
To indoctrinate him now was too late: it was perhaps the time to make the positive use of him he wanted.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
It was not easy to indoctrinate such a people, more arrogant than intelligent, with new ideas.James Madison|Sydney Howard Gay
Press and radio as instruments to indoctrinate effectively reach the masses.Area Handbook for Albania|Eugene K. Keefe
British Dictionary definitions for indoctrinate
Word Origin and History for indoctrinate
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).