verb (-cated; -cating) Etymology: Middle English, to rear, from Latin educatus, past participle of educare to rear, educate, from educere to lead forth — more at educe Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to provide schooling for <
chose to educate their children at home
b. to train by formal instruction and supervised practice especially in a skill, trade, or profession 2. a. to develop mentally, morally, or aesthetically especially by instruction b. to provide with information ; inform <
educating themselves about changes in the industry
3. to persuade or condition to feel, believe, or act in a desired way <
educate the public to support our position
intransitive verb to educate a person or thing Synonyms: see teach

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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