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in·doc·tri·nate

 (ĭn-dŏk′trə-nāt′)
tr.v. in·doc·tri·nat·ed, in·doc·tri·nat·ing, in·doc·tri·nates
1. To instruct in a body of doctrine or principles.
2. To imbue with a partisan or ideological point of view: children who had been indoctrinated against their parents' values.

in·doc′tri·na′tion n.

indoctrinate

(ɪnˈdɒktrɪˌneɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to teach (a person or group of people) systematically to accept doctrines, esp uncritically
2. rare to impart learning to; instruct
inˌdoctriˈnation n
inˈdoctriˌnator n

in•doc•tri•nate

(ɪnˈdɒk trəˌneɪt)

v.t. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
1. to instruct in a doctrine or ideology, esp. dogmatically.
2. to teach or inculcate.
3. to imbue with learning.
[1620–30; in-2 + Medieval Latin doctrīnātus, past participle of doctrīnāre to teach; see doctrine]
in•doc`tri•na′tion, n.
in•doc′tri•na`tor, n.

indoctrinate


Past participle: indoctrinated
Gerund: indoctrinating

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
I had indoctrinated
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Future
I will indoctrinate
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.indoctrinate - teach doctrines to; teach uncritically; "The Moonies indoctrinate their disciples"
revolutionise, revolutionize, inspire - fill with revolutionary ideas
brainwash - submit to brainwashing; indoctrinate forcibly
instruct, teach, learn - impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"

indoctrinate

verb brainwash, school, train, teach, drill, initiate, instruct, imbue They have been completely indoctrinated.

indoctrinate

verb
1. To instruct in a body of doctrine or belief:
2. To teach to accept a system of thought uncritically:
Translations
لَقَّن مَذْهَبا، غَرَسَ عقيدَةً
naočkovatvštípit
indoktrinere
belesulykol
innræta
įdiegimas
ideoloģiski apstrādātiedvest
aşılamaktelkin etmek

indoctrinate

[ɪnˈdɒktrɪneɪt] VTadoctrinar (with, in en) they have been totally indoctrinated by this cultestán totalmente adoctrinados por esta secta

indoctrinate

[ɪnˈdɒktrɪneɪt] vtendoctriner

indoctrinate

indoctrinate

[ɪnˈdɒktrɪˌneɪt] vtindottrinare

indoctrinate

(inˈdoktrineit) verb
to fill with a certain teaching or set of opinions, beliefs etc. The dictator tried to indoctrinate schoolchildren with the ideals of his party.
inˌdoctriˈnation noun
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