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educate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'educate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Educate [ v. t.]
- To bring /// or guide the powers of, as a child; to develop and cultivate, whether physically, mentally, or morally, but more commonly limited to the mental activities or senses; to expand, strengthen, and discipline, as the mind, a faculty, etc.,; to form and regulate the principles and character of; to prepare and fit for any calling or business by systematic instruction; to cultivate; to train; to instruct; as, to educate a child; to educate the eye or the taste.

Meaning of 'educate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . educate [ v]
Meaning (1):
- teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
Example in sentence:
  • Cultivate your musical taste;
  • She is well schooled in poetry;
  • Train your tastebuds
Meaning (2):
- create by training and teaching
Example in sentence:
  • The old master is training world-class violinists;
  • we develop the leaders for the future
Meaning (3):
- give an education to
Example in sentence:
  • We must educate our youngsters better