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Synonyms for educate
ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. educate(verb)

    give an education to

    "We must educate our youngsters better"

    Synonyms:
    school, civilize, cultivate, develop, prepare, train, civilise

  2. train, develop, prepare, educate(verb)

    create by training and teaching

    "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"

    Synonyms:
    rail, rise, originate, coach, prepare, get, build up, civilise, cook, fix, develop, uprise, get up, gear up, organize, take, recrudesce, civilize, make, arise, spring up, modernize, grow, take aim, train, evolve, trail, groom, aim, explicate, direct, organise, produce, germinate, ready, set up, school, discipline, modernise, make grow, cultivate, break, condition, formulate, set, machinate, devise, acquire, check

  3. educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise(verb)

    teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

    "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"

    Synonyms:
    aim, groom, naturalise, cultivate, civilize, school, develop, discipline, take aim, rail, work, domesticate, check, coach, condition, direct, train, trail, take, naturalize, tame, civilise, crop, prepare

Wiktionary

  1. educate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    instruct, teach

  2. educate(verb)

    to instruct or train

    Synonyms:
    instruct, teach

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. educate

    To teach is simply to communicate knowledge; to instruct (originally, to build in or into, put in order) is to impart knowledge with special method and completeness; instruct has also an authoritative sense nearly equivalent to command. To educate is to draw out or develop harmoniously the mental powers, and, in the fullest sense, the moral powers as well. To train is to direct to a certain result powers already existing. Train is used in preference to educate when the reference is to the inferior animals or to the physical powers of man; as, to train a horse; to train the hand or eye. To discipline is to bring into habitual and complete subjection to authority; discipline is a severe word, and is often used as a euphemism for punish; to be thoroughly effective in war, soldiers must be disciplined as well as trained. To nurture is to furnish the care and sustenance necessary for physical, mental, and moral growth; nurture is a more tender and homelike word than educate. Compare EDUCATION.

    Synonyms:
    discipline, drill, enlighten, give instruction, give lessons, inculcate, indoctrinate, inform, initiate, instill, instruct, nurture, school, teach, train, tutor

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. educate

    Synonyms:
    instruct, nurture, discipline, train, teach, develop, ground, school, initiate

    Antonyms:
    miseducate, misinstruct, misnurture

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. educate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    train, discipline, teach, instruct, nurture, breed, school, EDIFY, drill, bring up, develop the faculties of, form the mind and character of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. educate(v)

    Synonyms:
    teach, instruct, school, nurture, edify, enlighten

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How to use educate in a sentence?

  1. House Majority Whip James Clyburn:

    We are trying to make sure that we do what is necessary to educate the public.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Educate your mind, knowledge is power. Guard your heart, life springs from it.

  3. Sally Hodgdon:

    What we want to do about this is to educate our members about the issue so that it becomes easier to speak about it, if a superior general is herself at ease to speak about this with her sisters, the sisters would also be at ease to speak to her if they have suffered abuse.

  4. The Republican governor:

    The state needs to ensure that a complete failure to educate schoolchildren never again happens to this extent in one of Michigan's districts.

  5. Anthony Pike:

    People are no longer incredulous to the potential danger, were seeing a cultural change across Cape Cod to educate the public, to stay close and shore to swim responsibly.


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