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verb educate pronunciation in American English /ˈedʒəˌkeɪt/
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present tense
present participleeducating
past tenseeducated
past participleeducated
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  1. [transitive] [often passive] to teach someone, usually for several years, especially at a school, college, or university
    educate someone at something:

    She was educated at Smith College and Yale Law School.

    More and more parents are choosing to educate their children at home.

    educate someone in something:

    All the children were educated in both arts and sciences.

    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to give someone necessary or useful knowledge

      a TV miniseries that will both educate, and entertain

      educate someone about something:

      The mining museum was built to educate people about their local history.

      educate someone to do something:

      Our job is to educate young people to think about the environment.



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