educate - definition and synonyms


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

    He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.

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

    educate someone in something:

    Children were educated in both arts and sciences.

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

      The BBC’s mission is to inform, 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.