having been instructed in or imbued with a specific belief or point of view, especially one that is partisan or biased:We are fighting a well-trained, well-organized, and ideologically indoctrinated guerrilla army.
the simple past tense and past participle of indoctrinate.
- un·in·doc·tri·nat·ed, adjective
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How to use indoctrinated in a sentence
She’s Catholic—always has been—and her father is a very indoctrinated Scientologist, and has been for quite a long time.Texts Reveal How the Church of Scientology Shadowed Leah Remini and Jennifer Lopez | Tony Ortega | June 17, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The Revolutionary Guard works in collaboration with the Islamic Republic’s soft-power organizations to indoctrinate them with the clerical regime’s extremist Shia Islamist ideology.Iran's Revolutionary Guard Is Radicalizing Young Men Across the Middle East. The U.S. Needs a Counterinsurgency Strategy | Kasra Aarabi | February 11, 2021 | Time
The thing that was toughest for me to take was to see him indoctrinating his kids.Politics Report: Gloria Goes Business With New Team | Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts | November 14, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
The airlines have indoctrinated us to accept a “steerage complex.”Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room | Clive Irving | November 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Significantly, we learn that Dontae never played football as a kid, and thus was never indoctrinated into its codes of valor.Two New Films Preach Our Nation’s Corrosive Gridiron Gospel | Steve Almond | September 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“My dad is really into football, so he indoctrinated me as a kid,” Ohanian says.
But there has always been and there will always be a segment of society that chooses or is indoctrinated to ignore these rules.
You have not been indoctrinated into unwanted-yet-inescapable tribal allegiances by your soccer-crazed countrymen.
Whether it was by this sect that the Templars were indoctrinated must remain an open question.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements | Nesta H. Webster
The newcomers, in their first months in the older settlements, were speedily indoctrinated with anti-slavery sentiment.The Scandinavian Element in the United States | Kendric Charles Babcock
The Saturnian spirits who visited Swedenborg were manifestly indoctrinated with these ideas.Myths and Marvels of Astronomy | Richard A. Proctor
George has been properly 'indoctrinated,' and, we must hope, will do credit to my instructions.The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 | Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
I was indoctrinated with the idea that there is a moral governance in the world, that God rules over the affairs of men.Children of the Market Place | Edgar Lee Masters