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Pressurize (someone) into adopting radically different beliefs by using systematic and often forcible means.‘people are brainwashed into believing family life is the best’‘victims of brainwashing’
indoctrinate, condition, re-educate, persuade, propagandize, influence, inculcate, drillpressurizeView synonyms
- ‘Cults brainwash their members into believing that they have no worthwhile thoughts of their own, and give up their right to speak for themselves.’
- ‘Who agreed to these intrusive screens brainwashing us day after day?’
- ‘Marge tries her hand at deprogramming after her family is brainwashed by a religious cult.’
- ‘We have no legal right to prevent our government from trying to brainwash us, however ineptly.’
- ‘That book tries to brainwash you into hating television and it was pretty successful.’
- ‘The books are clearly inappropriate for young children and are an outrageous attempt to brainwash our kids.’
- ‘In interviews he said his neighbours had been trying to brainwash him.’
- ‘You're brainwashed by men and the media into thinking things like that.’
- ‘A remote, ruthless government struggles to maintain order by brainwashing its criminals.’
- ‘Which is all fine and dandy, but the fact remains that vegetables are gross, and no amount of therapy or hypnosis is going to brainwash me into believing otherwise.’
- ‘In that sense the system is acting for the benefit of the individual when it brainwashes him into conformity.’
- ‘There's always some conspiracy, it's always the government trying to brainwash you with propaganda.’
- ‘Has he sat in lessons across his electorate and come to the conclusion that we are all brainwashing children?’
- ‘What must be crystal clear to readers is that I did denounce the Chinese Communist government for brainwashing its people.’
- ‘Not content with taking our money, they want to brainwash us.’
- ‘We are brainwashed into thinking that it is in some way wrong.’
- ‘He created a number of fictitious characters and situations which he manipulated to brainwash his new friend.’
- ‘He was brainwashed and terrorized and threatened, but he was gotten back alive.’
- ‘As a susceptible child, I was brainwashed into believing that was true.’
- ‘Hundreds of images ran through my mind, like the flashes you see when they're brainwashing people in a bad sci-fi movie.’
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