educate ed"u*cate ([e^]d"[-u]*k[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Educated} ([e^]d"[-u]*k[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Educating} ([e^]d"[-u]*k[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [L. educatus, p. p. of educare to bring up a child physically or mentally, to educate, fr. educere to lead forth, bring up (a child). See {Educe}.] To bring up or guide the powers of, as a child; to develop and cultivate, whether physically, mentally, or morally, but more commonly limited to the mental activities or senses; to expand, strengthen, and discipline, as the mind, a faculty, etc.; to form and regulate the principles and character of; to prepare and fit for any calling or business by systematic instruction; to cultivate; to train; to instruct; as, to educate a child; to educate the eye or the taste.

Syn: To develop; instruct; teach; inform; enlighten; edify; bring up; train; breed; rear; discipline; indoctrinate. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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