educate

[ej-oo-keyt]
verb (used with object), educated, educating.
1.
to develop the faculties and powers of (a person) by teaching, instruction, or schooling. instruct, school, drill, indoctrinate.
2.
to qualify by instruction or training for a particular calling, practice, etc.; train: to educate someone for law.
3.
to provide schooling or training for; send to school.
4.
to develop or train (the ear, taste, etc.): to educate one's palate to appreciate fine food.
5.
to inform: to educate oneself about the best course of action.
verb (used without object), educated, educating.
6.
to educate a person or group: A television program that educates can also entertain.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin ēducātus brought up, taught (past participle of ēducāre), equivalent to ē- e-1 + -duc- lead + -ātus -ate1

overeducate, verb (used with object), overeducated, overeducating.
preeducate, verb (used with object), preeducated, preeducating.


1. See teach.
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educate (ˈɛdjʊˌkeɪt)
 
vb
1.  (also intr) to impart knowledge by formal instruction to (a pupil); teach
2.  to provide schooling for (children): I have educated my children at the best schools
3.  to improve or develop (a person, judgment, taste, skills, etc)
4.  to train for some particular purpose or occupation
 
[C15: from Latin ēducāre to rear, educate, from dūcere to lead]

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educate
mid-15c., from L. educatus, pp. of educare "bring up, rear, educate," which is related to educere "bring out," from ex- "out" + ducere "to lead" (see duke). Meaning "provide schooling" is first attested 1588 in Shakespeare.
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Example sentences
Trekking and information centers educate tourists and villagers alike.
Now some are using the controversy to educate the public about the realities of
  older adoption.
The lucky few whose parents can afford to educate them privately gain good exam
  results and sail into university.
They will practice some safety steps and will make signs to educate other kids
  and adults about these precautions.
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