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ed·u·cate

 (ĕj′ə-kāt′)
v. ed·u·cat·ed, ed·u·cat·ing, ed·u·cates
v.tr.
1. To develop the mental, moral, or social capabilities of, especially by schooling or instruction. See Synonyms at teach.
2. To provide with knowledge or training in a particular area or for a particular purpose: decided to educate herself in foreign languages; entered a seminary to be educated for the priesthood.
3. To provide with information, as in an effort to gain support for a position or to influence behavior: hoped to educate the voters about the need for increased spending on public schools.
4. To develop or refine (one's taste or appreciation, for example).
v.intr.
To teach or instruct a person or group.

[Middle English educaten, from Latin ēducāre, ēducātus; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

educate

(ˈɛdjʊˌkeɪt)
vb (mainly tr)
1. (Education) (also intr) to impart knowledge by formal instruction to (a pupil); teach
2. to provide schooling for (children): I have educated my children at the best schools.
3. to improve or develop (a person, judgment, taste, skills, etc)
4. to train for some particular purpose or occupation
[C15: from Latin ēducāre to rear, educate, from dūcere to lead]

ed•u•cate

(ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪt)

v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing. v.t.
1. to develop the faculties and powers of (a person) by instruction or schooling.
2. to qualify by instruction or training for a particular calling or practice.
3. to provide education for; send to school.
4. to develop or train (the ear, taste, etc.).
5. to impart knowledge to; provide with information: to educate consumers.
v.i.
6. to educate a person or group.
[1580–90; < Latin ēducātus, past participle of ēducāre to bring up, nurture =ē- e- + -ducāre, durative derivative of dūcere to lead]
syn: See teach.

bring up

raiseeducate
1. 'bring up'

When you bring up children, you look you look after them throughout their childhood, as their parent or guardian.

Tony was brought up in a working-class family.
When my parents died, my grandparents brought me up.
2. 'raise'

Raise can be used to mean bring up.

Lynne raised three children on her own.
They want to get married and raise a family.
3. 'educate'

Don't confuse bring up or raise with educate. When children are educated, they are taught different subjects over a long period, usually at school.

Many more schools are needed to educate the young.
He was educated in an English public school.

educate


Past participle: educated
Gerund: educating

Imperative
educate
educate
Present
I educate
you educate
he/she/it educates
we educate
you educate
they educate
Preterite
I educated
you educated
he/she/it educated
we educated
you educated
they educated
Present Continuous
I am educating
you are educating
he/she/it is educating
we are educating
you are educating
they are educating
Present Perfect
I have educated
you have educated
he/she/it has educated
we have educated
you have educated
they have educated
Past Continuous
I was educating
you were educating
he/she/it was educating
we were educating
you were educating
they were educating
Past Perfect
I had educated
you had educated
he/she/it had educated
we had educated
you had educated
they had educated
Future
I will educate
you will educate
he/she/it will educate
we will educate
you will educate
they will educate
Future Perfect
I will have educated
you will have educated
he/she/it will have educated
we will have educated
you will have educated
they will have educated
Future Continuous
I will be educating
you will be educating
he/she/it will be educating
we will be educating
you will be educating
they will be educating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been educating
you have been educating
he/she/it has been educating
we have been educating
you have been educating
they have been educating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been educating
you will have been educating
he/she/it will have been educating
we will have been educating
you will have been educating
they will have been educating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been educating
you had been educating
he/she/it had been educating
we had been educating
you had been educating
they had been educating
Conditional
I would educate
you would educate
he/she/it would educate
we would educate
you would educate
they would educate
Past Conditional
I would have educated
you would have educated
he/she/it would have educated
we would have educated
you would have educated
they would have educated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.educate - give an education to; "We must educate our youngsters better"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
socialise, socialize - train for a social environment; "The children must be properly socialized"
groom, train, prepare - educate for a future role or function; "He is grooming his son to become his successor"; "The prince was prepared to become King one day"; "They trained him to be a warrior"
coeducate, co-educate - educate persons of both sexes together
school - educate in or as if in a school; "The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"
2.educate - create by training and teachingeducate - create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
build up, develop - change the use of and make available or usable; "develop land"; "The country developed its natural resources"; "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"
train, prepare - undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession; "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid"
retrain - teach new skills; "We must retrain the linguists who cannot find employment"
drill - train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons
housebreak, house-train - train (a pet) to live cleanly in a house
toilet-train - train (a small child) to use the toilet
instruct, teach, learn - impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"
groom, train, prepare - educate for a future role or function; "He is grooming his son to become his successor"; "The prince was prepared to become King one day"; "They trained him to be a warrior"
3.educate - teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
fine-tune, refine, polish, down - improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing"
sophisticate - make less natural or innocent; "Their manners had sophisticated the young girls"

educate

educate

verb
1. To impart knowledge and skill to:
2. To impart information to:
Translations
يُثَقِّف، يُعَلِّم، يُهَذِب
vzdělat
uddanneundervise
kasvattaakouluttaa
mennta
auklėjamasislavinimaslavintimokomasismokymas
audzinātizglītot
vzdelávať
izobraževatišolati
utbilda

educate

[ˈedjʊkeɪt] VT (= teach) → enseñar; (= train) → educar, formar; (= provide instruction in) → instruir
where were you educated?¿dónde cursó sus estudios?
he is being privately educatedcursa estudios en un colegio privado

educate

[ˈɛdʒʊkeɪt] vt
(in school) (= teach) → instruire
to be educated at
She was educated at → Elle a fait ses études à ...
(= provide with information) → éduquer
to educate sb about sth → sensibiliser qn à qch
to educate sb in sth → sensibiliser qn à qch

educate

vt
(Sch, Univ) → erziehen; the parents’ role in educating their childrendie Rolle der Eltern bei der Erziehung ihrer Kinder; he’s hardly educated at aller ist ziemlich ungebildet; he was educated at Etoner ist in Eton zur Schule gegangen
publicinformieren; we need to educate our children about drugswir müssen dafür sorgen, dass unsere Kinder über Drogen Bescheid wissen
the mindschulen; one’s tastes(aus)bilden

educate

[ˈɛdjʊkeɪt] vt (pupil) → istruire; (the public, the mind) → educare; (tastes) → affinare
I was educated abroad → ho fatto i miei studi all'estero

educate

(ˈedjukeit) verb
to train and teach. He was educated at a private school.
ˌeduˈcation noun
instruction and teaching, especially of children and young people in schools, universities etc. His lack of education prevented him from getting a good job.
ˌeduˈcational adjective
1. of education. educational methods.
2. providing information. Our visit to the zoo was educational as well as enjoyable.
ˌeduˈcation(al)ist noun
an expert in methods of educating.

educate

vt. educar, enseñar, instruir.

educate

vt educar
References in classic literature ?
Don't shut yourself up in a bandbox because you are a woman, but understand what is going on, and educate yourself to take your part in the world's work, for it all affects you and yours.
You ought to educate your slaves, and treat them like reasonable creatures,--like immortal creatures, that you've got to stand before the bar of God with.
I have never declined paying the highway tax, because I am as desirous of being a good neighbor as I am of being a bad subject; and as for supporting schools, I am doing my part to educate my fellow countrymen now.
However, I made a note of the remark, and calculated to educate the commonwealth up to it if I pulled through.
Though I made no further observation of her at the moment, I may mention here what I did not discover until afterwards, namely, that she was one of a series of protegees whom my aunt had taken into her service expressly to educate in a renouncement of mankind, and who had generally completed their abjuration by marrying the baker.
We must educate them out of that, and, meanwhile, push forward the international association of laborers diligently.
They had to educate Bell's Genie of the Wire so that he would not only obey his masters, but anybody--anybody who could speak to him in any language.
And further I should say that you are deserting your own children; for you might bring them up and educate them; instead of which you go away and leave them, and they will have to take their chance; and if they do not meet with the usual fate of orphans, there will be small thanks to you.
Is not that also social, and determined by the social conditions under which you educate, by the intervention, direct or indirect, of society, by means of schools, etc.
Yes, yes," repeated Villefort, as he approached his home -- "yes, that woman must live; she must repent, and educate my son, the sole survivor, with the exception of the indestructible old man, of the wreck of my house.
NOTWITHSTANDING the plenteous gifts which Providence had bestowed on the parents of Maria in the way of descendants, Fortune had sufficiently smiled on his labours to enable him to educate them in what is called a genteel manner, and to support them in a corresponding style.
I held him in great awe, and appeared more timid and sensitive in his presence than at other times; a circumstance which, perhaps, helped to confirm him in the intention to educate me on a different plan from the prescriptive one with which he had complied in the case of my elder brother, already a tall youth at Eton.