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indoctrinate

[ in-dok-truh-neyt ]
/ ɪnˈdɒk trəˌneɪt /
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verb (used with object), in·doc·tri·nat·ed, in·doc·tri·nat·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 1620–30; in-2 + Medieval Latin doctrīnātus, past participle of doctrīnāre “to teach”; see doctrine, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM indoctrinate

in·doc·tri·na·tion, nounin·doc·tri·na·tor, nounre·in·doc·tri·nate, verb (used with object), re·in·doc·tri·nat·ed, re·in·doc·tri·nat·ing.un·in·doc·tri·nat·ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH indoctrinate

inculcate, indoctrinate
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British Dictionary definitions for indoctrinate

indoctrinate
/ (ɪnˈdɒktrɪˌneɪt) /

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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