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Meaning of INDOCTRINATE

Pronunciation:  in'dâktru`neyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  teach doctrines to; teach uncritically; "The Moonies indoctrinate their disciples"
 

INDOCTRINATE is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 See Also: brainwash, inspire, instruct, learn, revolutionise, revolutionize, teach

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*doc"tri*nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Indoctrinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indoctrinating}.] [Pref.
in- in + L. doctrina doctrine: cf. F. endoctriner.]
To instruct in the rudiments or principles of learning, or of
a branch of learning; to imbue with learning; to instruct in,
or imbue with, principles or doctrines; to teach; -- often
followed by in.

      A master that . . . took much delight in indoctrinating
      his young, unexperienced favorite.       --Clarendon.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alienate, beat into, brainwash, catechize, condition, corrupt, counterindoctrinate, discipline, drill, imbue, implant, impregnate, impress, inculcate, infix, infuse, inoculate, instill, instruct, program, propagandize, reindoctrinate, school, subvert, teach, train, win away
 

 

 

 

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