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[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 inform:
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

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.


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