[ej-oo-keyt] /ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), educated, educating.
to develop the faculties and powers of (a person) by teaching, instruction, or schooling.
Synonyms: instruct, school, drill, indoctrinate.
to qualify by instruction or training for a particular calling, practice, etc.; train:
to educate someone for law.
to provide schooling or training for; send to school.
to develop or train (the ear, taste, etc.):
to educate one’s palate to appreciate fine food.
to educate oneself about the best course of action.
verb (used without object), educated, educating.
to educate a person or group:
A television program that educates can also entertain.
verb (mainly transitive)
(also intransitive) to impart knowledge by formal instruction to (a pupil); teach
to provide schooling for (children): I have educated my children at the best schools
to improve or develop (a person, judgment, taste, skills, etc)
to train for some particular purpose or occupation
1788, from over- + educated.
mid-15c., “bring up (children), train,” from Latin educatus, past participle of educare “bring up, rear, educate,” which is related to educere “bring out, lead forth,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + ducere “to lead” (see duke (n.)). Meaning “provide schooling” is first attested 1580s. Related: Educated; educating.
[ej-oo-key-shuh n] /ˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge or skills, as for a profession. 3. a degree, […]
[ih-fyoo-siv] /ɪˈfyu sɪv/ adjective 1. unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve: effusive greetings; an effusive person. 2. pouring out; overflowing. 3. Geology. (def 3). /ɪˈfjuːsɪv/ adjective 1. extravagantly demonstrative of emotion; gushing 2. (of rock) formed by the solidification of magma adj. 1660s, from Latin effus-, stem of effundere (see effusion) + -ive. Related: Effusively.
/ˌəʊvərˈɛɡ/ verb (transitive) 1. to exaggerate (a feature of something) to the point of unreasonableness (esp in the phrase overegg the pudding)
[adjective oh-ver-i-lab-er-it; verb oh-ver-i-lab-uh-reyt] /adjective ˈoʊ vər ɪˈlæb ər ɪt; verb ˌoʊ vər ɪˈlæb əˌreɪt/ adjective 1. excessively or fussily , ornate, detailed, etc. verb (used with object), overelaborated, overelaborating. 2. to render or present with excessive or fussy detail: He so overelaborates his jokes that they lose their humor. verb (used without object), overelaborated, […]