One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Release (someone) from apparent brainwashing, typically that of a religious cult, by the systematic reindoctrination of conventional values.
- ‘Or should I work on deprogramming myself from discomfort related to thoughts?’
- ‘It takes seven weeks of hard work to train recruiters to become better public speakers and deprogram them a little bit out of their Corps habits so they can be more approachable to young, impressionable civilians.’
- ‘It isn't a matter of informing the mind, but of deprogramming the body.’
- ‘To attempt to deprogram those who have been lured away is not nearly enough.’
- ‘Must every religious convert be deprogrammed?’
- ‘The problem with him was that he'd been deprogrammed.’
- ‘I think that there should be a period of ‘cooling off’, or deprogramming that is mandatory before soldiers who have seen combat are returned to society.’
- ‘So before they ship out, the Marines are undertaking what amounts to a massive deprogramming campaign for their own troops.’
- ‘If you really want to move on with your life, you must deprogram yourself. To begin, assess the situation.’
- ‘Then deprogramme yourself if you think you want to be rid of this kind attitude.’
- ‘It's like dealing with a cult member - you have to engage in deprogramming before you can even get a person to see logic.’
- ‘Her family panic and lure her home to be deprogrammed by an exit counsellor from the States.’
- ‘Thankfully several of my friends got me out and deprogrammed from the brainwashing I had been through.’
- ‘How do I tell them about my religious practices and my choice to go ‘public’ without them trying to have me committed and deprogrammed?’
- ‘Marge tries her hand at deprogramming after her family is brainwashed by a religious cult.’
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