brainwash
I. transitive verb see brainwashing II. noun see brainwashing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • brainwash — rainwash v. [imp. & p. p. {brainwashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {brainwashing}] 1. to persuade completely; as, the propaganda brainwashed many people. [WordNet 1.5] 2. to to indoctrinate forcibly or by means of torture, or by constant psychological… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brainwash — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Hatecore Gründung 2001 Aktuelle Besetzung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • brainwash — index convert (persuade), influence Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • brainwash — [v] force to believe or do things alter, catechize, condition, convert, convince, educate, indoctrinate, influence, instill, persuade, proselytize, teach; concept 14 …   New thesaurus

  • brainwash — ► VERB ▪ subject (someone) to a prolonged process to transform their attitudes and beliefs totally …   English terms dictionary

  • brainwash — ☆ brainwash [brān′wôsh΄] vt. Informal to indoctrinate so intensively and thoroughly as to effect a radical transformation of beliefs and mental attitudes …   English World dictionary

  • brainwash — UK [ˈbreɪnˌwɒʃ] / US [ˈbreɪnˌwɑʃ] verb [transitive, often passive] Word forms brainwash : present tense I/you/we/they brainwash he/she/it brainwashes present participle brainwashing past tense brainwashed past participle brainwashed to force… …   English dictionary

  • brainwash — brain|wash [ˈbreınwɔʃ US wo:ʃ, wa:ʃ] v [T] to make someone believe something that is not true, by using force, confusing them, or continuously repeating it over a long period of time ▪ Young people are being brainwashed by this religious group.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brainwash — [[t]bre͟ɪnwɒʃ[/t]] brainwashes, brainwashing, brainwashed VERB If you brainwash someone, you force them to believe something by continually telling them that it is true, and preventing them from thinking about it properly. [V n into ing] They… …   English dictionary

  • brainwash — verb (T) to make someone believe something that is not true, by using force, confusing them, or continuously repeating it over a long period of time: Young people are being brainwashed by this religious group. | brainwash sb into doing sth:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • brainwash — brain|wash [ breın,waʃ ] verb transitive often passive to force someone to accept a particular set of beliefs by repeating the same idea many times so that the person cannot think in an independent way: Her father said she had been brainwashed by …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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