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  1. ed·u·cate
    IPA[ˈejəˌkāt]
  2. verb

    • 1. give intellectual, moral, and social instruction to (someone, especially a child), typically at a school or university:

      she was educated at a boarding school
    • 2. provide or pay for instruction for (one's child), especially at a school:

      she had crises of conscience about how best to educate her youngest child
    • 3. give (someone) training in or information on a particular field:

      a plan to educate the young on the dangers of drug-taking the need to educate people to conserve water
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: educate, 3rd person present: educates, gerund or present participle: educating, past tense: educated, past participle: educated

    • verb

      give intellectual, moral, and social instruction to (someone), typically at a school or university:

      provide or pay for instruction for (one's child), especially at a school:

    • adjective

      having been educated:

      resulting from or having had a good education:

    • adjective

      having been educated:

      resulting from or having had a good education:

    • verb

      educate or train (someone) in order to change their beliefs or behavior:
    • verb

      educate or train (someone) in order to change their beliefs or behaviour:
    • noun

      a guess based on knowledge and experience and therefore likely to be correct:
    • adjective

      educated largely through one's own efforts, rather than by formal instruction:
    • adjective

      having or showing a poor level of education:
    • adjective

      educated largely through one's own efforts, rather than by formal instruction:
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