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indoctrinate

[ in-dok-truh-neyt ]
/ 瑟n藞d蓲k tr蓹藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used with object), in路doc路tri路nat路ed, in路doc路tri路nat路ing.
to instruct in a doctrine, principle, ideology, etc., especially to imbue with a specific partisan or biased belief or point of view.
to teach or inculcate.
to imbue with learning.
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Origin of indoctrinate

First recorded in 1620鈥30; in-2 + Medieval Latin doctr墨n膩tus, past participle of doctr墨n膩re 鈥渢o teach鈥; see doctrine, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM indoctrinate

in路doc路tri路na路tion [in-dok-truh-ney-shuhn], /瑟n藢d蓲k tr蓹藞ne瑟 蕛蓹n/, nounin路doc路tri路na路tor, nounre路in路doc路tri路nate, verb (used with object), re路in路doc路tri路nat路ed, re路in路doc路tri路nat路ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH indoctrinate

inculcate, indoctrinate
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British Dictionary definitions for indoctrinate

indoctrinate
/ (瑟n藞d蓲ktr瑟藢ne瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to teach (a person or group of people) systematically to accept doctrines, esp uncritically
rare to impart learning to; instruct

Derived forms of indoctrinate

indoctrination, nounindoctrinator, noun
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