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indoctrinate

[in-dok-truh-neyt] /ɪnˈdɒk trəˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), indoctrinated, indoctrinating.
1.
to instruct in a doctrine, principle, ideology, etc., especially to imbue with a specific partisan or biased belief or point of view.
2.
to teach or inculcate.
3.
to imbue with learning.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; in-2 + Medieval Latin doctrīnātus past participle of doctrīnāre to teach; see doctrine, -ate1
Related forms
indoctrination, noun
indoctrinator, noun
reindoctrinate, verb (used with object), reindoctrinated, reindoctrinating.
unindoctrinated, adjective
Can be confused
inculcate, indoctrinate.
Synonyms
1. brainwash, propagandize.
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British Dictionary definitions for reindoctrinate

indoctrinate

/ɪnˈdɒktrɪˌneɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to teach (a person or group of people) systematically to accept doctrines, esp uncritically
2.
(rare) to impart learning to; instruct
Derived Forms
indoctrination, noun
indoctrinator, noun
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Word Origin and History for reindoctrinate

indoctrinate

v.

1620s, "to teach," from in- (2) "in" + Latin doctrina "teaching" (see doctrine). Meaning "to imbue with an idea or opinion" first recorded 1832. Related: Indoctrinated; indoctrinating. The earlier verb was indoctrine (c.1500).

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