[ in-dok-truh-neyt ]
/ ɪnˈdɒk trəˌneɪt /
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
OTHER WORDS FROM indoctrinatein·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 indoctrinateinculcate indoctrinate
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British Dictionary definitions for reindoctrinate
/ (ɪnˈdɒktrɪˌneɪt) /
to teach (a person or group of people) systematically to accept doctrines, esp uncritically
rare to impart learning to; instruct
Derived forms of indoctrinateindoctrination, nounindoctrinator, noun
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