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Indoctrinate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INDOC'TRINATE, v.t. [L. in and doctrina, learning.]
To teach; to instruct in rudiments or principles.
He took much delight in indoctrinating his young unexperienced favorite.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: teach doctrines to; teach uncritically; "The Moonies indoctrinate their disciples"

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (-nated; -nating) Etymology: probably from Middle English endoctrinen, from Anglo-French endoctriner, from en- + doctrine doctrine Date: 1626 1. to instruct especially in fundamentals or rudiments ; teach 2. to imbue with a usually partisan or sectarian opinion, point of view, or principle indoctrination noun indoctrinator noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 teach (a person or group) systematically or for a long period to accept (esp. partisan or tendentious) ideas uncritically. 2 teach, instruct. Derivatives: indoctrination n. indoctrinator n. Etymology: IN-(2) + DOCTRINE + -ATE(3)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Indoctrinate In*doc"tri*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indoctrinated; p. pr. & vb. n. Indoctrinating.] [Pref. in- in + L. doctrina doctrine: cf. F. endoctriner.] To instruct in the rudiments or principles of learning, or of a branch of learning; to imbue with learning; to instruct in, or imbue with, principles or doctrines; to teach; -- often followed by in. A master that . . . took much delight in indoctrinating his young, unexperienced favorite. --Clarendon.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(indoctrinates, indoctrinating, indoctrinated) If people are indoctrinated, they are taught a particular belief with the aim that they will reject other beliefs. They have been completely indoctrinated... I wouldn't say that she was trying to indoctrinate us. = brainwash VERB: be V-ed, V n [disapproval] indoctrination ...political indoctrination classes.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Teach, instruct, initiate, give instruction to, ground, ground in doctrine or in the doctrines of.

Moby Thesaurus

alienate, beat into, brainwash, catechize, condition, corrupt, counterindoctrinate, discipline, drill, imbue, implant, impregnate, impress, inculcate, infix, infuse, inoculate, instill, instruct, program, propagandize, reindoctrinate, school, subvert, teach, train, win away



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