Definition of educate in English:

educate

verb

[with object]
  • 1Give intellectual, moral, and social instruction to (someone), typically at a school or university.

    ‘she was educated at a boarding school’
    • ‘If you see the analysis of our vote, you'll see that most people were educated, middle-aged, intellectuals, with strong support too from young people.’
    • ‘Farmers and tradesmen who could count on a surplus of income at the end of the year were able to educate their sons at grammar school, and even at university.’
    • ‘Many people are unaware of the role our nation's more than 1,200 community colleges play in educating students today.’
    • ‘He was educated at Haileybury and University College, Oxford, where he read history.’
    • ‘Physicians and some nurses are educated at universities, and tertiary education is expensive.’
    • ‘Though the students were educated exclusively in English, in a rigorous academic situation, English is a foreign language rarely heard outside of school.’
    • ‘He was educated at Oxford University, graduating in 1948.’
    • ‘He was educated at home by private teachers, and also showed talent in art.’
    • ‘Reaching these students is one of the solutions in the challenge to educate qualified teachers for the future.’
    • ‘Another important role for our colleges and universities is to embrace the notion of educating the whole student.’
    • ‘It is devoted to the responsibility of universities in educating their students and preparing them for life in this century.’
    • ‘I would like to focus on educating teachers for middle-school math and science.’
    • ‘He was educated at Georgetown University as an English major, and took only one journalism class.’
    • ‘How can we as teachers educate students to be more sophisticated laborers?’
    • ‘English language is also a major concern for many community college students, including some whose parents are highly educated.’
    • ‘She suggests that the focus of the community college be on educating students and encouraging students to become active and responsible citizens.’
    • ‘He was educated at Cambridge University, where he received a BA, MA and MD, after which he became a senior fellow.’
    • ‘Women are also educated in universities and they can be hired as religion teachers in schools.’
    • ‘University educated women had 35 per cent lower fitness than those who left school as early as possible.’
    • ‘I thought of the convent school in which I was educated from kindergarten to high school.’
    teach, school, tutor, instruct, coach, train, upskill, drill, prime, prepare, guide, inform, enlighten, edify, cultivate, develop, inculcate, indoctrinate, improve, better, uplift, elevate
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    1. 1.1 Provide or pay for instruction for (one's child), especially at a school.
      ‘she had crises of conscience about how best to educate her youngest child’
      • ‘That way parents can educate their children in schools that are paid for by the state but not run by the state.’
      • ‘Boys are given more preference, so the poor families think that one day girl will go after her marriage, so there is no worth of educating a girl child.’
    2. 1.2 Give (someone) training in or information on a particular subject.
      ‘a plan to educate the young on the dangers of drugs’
      with object and infinitive ‘the need to educate people to conserve water’
      • ‘As a licensed driver, in addition, Ryan was likely educated on this subject as a prerequisite for getting his license.’
      • ‘You also get the chance to be educated in almost any subject there is and get paid good money to be in the army.’
      • ‘Those who coach and are in charge of pitch preparation must be educated on this subject.’
      • ‘We appreciate and respect the role and responsibility of your newspaper in informing and educating the public and we will always co-operate and assist your reporters in this regard.’
      • ‘The information on these pages contain basic information to begin educating the nurses of Alabama regarding smallpox vaccinations.’
      • ‘The companies educated doctors when postgraduate training was often unavailable.’
      • ‘Is there practical information for educating people about these tactics and their rights?’
      • ‘Dental healthcare workers also often need to be educated about this subject.’
      • ‘We are doing a good job of training and educating junior leaders for the near term, but the near term is not good enough.’
      • ‘However, it should be noted, rating of perceived exertion cannot be used to monitor training intensity, without educating the swimmers beforehand.’
      • ‘Indeed it is on this latter subject Weigley seeks to educate his reader.’
      • ‘So when I was younger I bought some books on wine and educated myself on the subject.’
      • ‘The group aims to prevent drug and alcohol abuse, educate people and provide information about the laws on drugs.’
      • ‘Your twenty years of educating yourself on this subject has obviously paid off.’
      • ‘Thus, now is the best time for all traditional leaders to start educating their subjects on the importance of storing their crops properly.’
      • ‘Therefore potential receivers of this information should be educated to critically interpret information.’
      • ‘But the technology won't work, he contends, unless everyone in the company is educated about information security.’
      • ‘Well, it served the purposes of the real corporate aristocracy to let them believe that until they had created the means of training and educating their replacements.’
      • ‘What, exactly, does that have to do with journalism, with analyzing information, with educating voters?’
      • ‘Consumers of polling information need to be educated through outreach initiatives.’
      train, teach, coach, tutor, guide, groom, drill, accustom, adapt, habituate, mould, inure
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin educat- ‘led out’, from the verb educare, related to educere ‘lead out’ (see educe).

Pronunciation

educate

/ˈɛdjʊkeɪt/