from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To develop the innate capacities of, especially by schooling or instruction. See Synonyms at teach.
- transitive v. To provide with knowledge or training in a particular area or for a particular purpose: decided to educate herself in foreign languages; entered a seminary to be educated for the priesthood.
- transitive v. To provide with information; inform: a campaign that educated the public about the dangers of smoking.
- transitive v. To bring to an understanding or acceptance: hoped to educate the voters to the need for increased spending on public schools.
- transitive v. To stimulate or develop the mental or moral growth of.
- transitive v. To develop or refine (one's taste or appreciation, for example).
- intransitive v. To teach or instruct a person or group.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to instruct or train
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bring up or guide the powers of, as a child; to develop and cultivate, whether physically, mentally, or morally, but more commonly limited to the mental activities or senses; to expand, strengthen, and discipline, as the mind, a faculty, etc.; to form and regulate the principles and character of; to prepare and fit for any calling or business by systematic instruction; to cultivate; to train; to instruct
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To impart knowledge and mental and moral training to; develop mentally and morally by instruction; cultivate; qualify by instruction and training for the business and duties of life.
- Synonyms To teach, rear, discipline, develop, nurture, breed, indoctrinate, school, drill.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
- v. give an education to
- v. create by training and teaching
The word "educate" derives from the Latin educare, understood as "to bring forth, to draw out, to support".
Learning about the women who sacrificed so much to give me the right to vote, to work, to lead, to educate is humbling.
(In fact our current educational system defies the very word education, because - as Russell Bishop once pointed out to me - educate comes from the Latin meaning "to draw out of," which is the Socratic style of teaching, not "to put into," which is the didactic style of teaching inflicted by our school system.)
In fact our current educational system defies the very word education, because - as Russell Bishop once pointed out to me - educate comes from the Latin meaning "to draw out of," which is the Socratic style of teaching, not "to put into," which is the didactic style of teaching inflicted by our school system.
Mr. Superintendent, why don't you just grow up and demonstrate a little mature wisdom and knowledge, and educate - remember the word educate?
"I think it would be actually very useful to help ... almost - [I] use the word educate people in the art of genteel, cultured wine drinking, rather than going to the bar to drink as much as you can until you are plastered," she said.
"You have to train people - the academic word is 'educate' - to expect to pay, and unfortunately for media companies, they've trained people to expect the opposite."
Work on common presentation and explanation of OpenID - part of the BBC's mission to "educate" - to make people ready for Internet of today and tomorrow ...
If you’re in educate-the-relatives mode make sure to check out our previous article: The Complete Guide to Avoiding Online Scams (for Your Less Savvy Friends and Relatives).
Above all, listening when the HIV ladies project tell us how they got themselves organised for the monthly Rwandan National Clean Up Day to spread their word and educate other women to get tested and be safe.
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