Educate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈedʒukeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word educate
Brit.  |ˈɛdjʊkeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word educate

verb

- give an education to

We must educate our youngsters better

- create by training and teaching (syn: develop, prepare, train)
- teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment (syn: civilise, civilize, cultivate, school, train)

Examples

Parents trust schools to educate their children.

The job of our public schools is to educate.

The government often needs educating in the actual wishes of the people.

Young men were once educated in good manners, and how to treat a lady.

The Omerod School educates handicapped children.

He was educated at Bristol University.

We must educate our youngsters better

The primary function of our schools is to educate our young people.

...a program designed to educate college students about the dangers of bingeing...

There is a danger that museums will attempt to entertain rather than educate.

To a degree, it is possible to educate oneself.

A museum should aim to entertain as well as educate.

Museums are on the move, adding exhibits that entertain and educate.

Parents are under a legal obligation to educate their children.

Doctors are trying to educate people about behaviors that can put them at increased risk for skin cancer.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: educate
he/she/it: educates
present participle: educating
past tense: educated
past participle: educated
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