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Synonyms for education
ˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activity(noun)

    the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill

    "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"

    Synonyms:
    precept, statement, command, didactics, teaching method, breeding, teaching, program line, pedagogics, educational activity, pedagogy, direction, training, instruction, commandment

  2. education(noun)

    knowledge acquired by learning and instruction

    "it was clear that he had a very broad education"

    Synonyms:
    training, educational activity, teaching, breeding, pedagogy, instruction, didactics

  3. education(noun)

    the gradual process of acquiring knowledge

    "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"

    Synonyms:
    training, educational activity, teaching, breeding, pedagogy, instruction, didactics

  4. education(noun)

    the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)

    Synonyms:
    training, educational activity, teaching, breeding, pedagogy, instruction, didactics

  5. education, training, breeding(noun)

    the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)

    "a woman of breeding and refinement"

    Synonyms:
    instruction, rearing, breeding, nurture, facts of life, educational activity, gentility, teaching, preparation, reproduction, training, bringing up, procreation, raising, didactics, fosterage, fostering, grooming, upbringing, pedagogy, genteelness

  6. Department of Education, Education Department, Education(noun)

    the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979

    Synonyms:
    training, educational activity, teaching, breeding, pedagogy, instruction, didactics

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. education

    Education (Latin educere, to lead or draw out) is the systematic development and cultivation of the mind and other natural powers. "Education is the harmonious development of all our faculties. It begins in the nursery, and goes on at school, but does not end there. It continues through life, whether we will or not.... 'Every person,' says Gibbon, 'has two educations, one which he receives from others, and one more important, which he gives himself.'" John Lubbock The Use of Life ch. vii, p. 111. [Macmillan & Co. '94.] Instruction, the impartation of knowledge by others (Latin instruere, to build in or into) is but a part of education, often the smallest part. Teaching is the more familiar and less formal word for instruction. Training refers not merely to the impartation of knowledge, but to the exercising of one in actions with the design to form habits. Discipline is systematic and rigorous training, with the idea of subjection to authority and perhaps of punishment. Tuition is the technical term for teaching as the business of an instructor or as in the routine of a school; tuition is narrower than teaching, not, like the latter word, including training. Study is emphatically what one does for himself. We speak of the teaching, training, or discipline, but not of the education or tuition of a dog or a horse. Breeding and nurture include teaching and training, especially as directed by and dependent upon home life and personal association; breeding having reference largely to manners with such qualities as are deemed distinctively characteristic of high birth; nurture (literally nourishing) having more direct reference to moral qualities, not overlooking the physical and mental. Knowledge and learning tell nothing of mental development apart from the capacity to acquire and remember, and nothing whatever of that moral development which is included in education in its fullest and noblest sense; learning, too, may be acquired by one's unaided industry, but any full education must be the result in great part of instruction, training, and personal association. Study is emphatically what one does for himself, and in which instruction and tuition can only point the way, encourage the student to advance, and remove obstacles; vigorous, persevering study is one of the best elements of training. Study is also used in the sense of the thing studied, a subject to be mastered by study, a studious pursuit. Compare KNOWLEDGE; REFINEMENT; WISDOM.

    Compare synonyms for IGNORANT.

    Synonyms:
    breeding, cultivation, culture, development, discipline, information, instruction, knowledge, learning, nurture, reading, schooling, study, teaching, training, tuition

    Antonyms:
    ignorance, illiteracy

Editors Contribution

  1. eko

    the word eko means education in an african language. widely used. relevant.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 24, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. education(n.)

    Synonyms:
    training, teaching, schooling, instruction, discipline, cultivation, tuition, nurture, breeding, EDIFICATION, drilling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. education(n)

    Synonyms:
    culture, learning, schooling, tuition, scholarship, nurture, enlightenment, literacy

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How to use education in a sentence?

  1. Holli Armstrong:

    The funds are returned to the states that sell Mega Millions tickets, in South Carolina, the unclaimed prize money goes into an unclaimed prize fund that supports education.

  2. Robert M. Hutchins:

    Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.

  3. Chika Onuegbu:

    "Our Governor Sir, hardly does any day pass in Nigeria, without a report of a massacre of Nigerians by Nigerians or at least, coordinated by Nigerians. Hardly does a day pass, without the report of a major violent crime committed against Nigerians by Nigerians. Hardly does a day pass, without the story of how large sums of money are stolen by Nigerians who are in positions of trust. The revelations at the various probes by the National Assembly are heart breaking as billions of Naira meant for the improvement in the welfare and condition of living of ordinary Nigerians are brazenly stolen by those who they are entrusted in their care. All these are examples of violence against the people of Nigeria. The killings and maiming of Nigerians, whether by Boko Haram, Militants, cult groups, kidnappers, armed robbers, misguided youths, political thugs and other forms of societal vices by deviant groups under whatever guise, are all examples of direct violence. There is also structural violence, which is the violence that does not hurt or kill through fists or guns or bombs, but through social structures that produce poverty, death and enormous suffering such as: corruption, injustice and bad governance. The truth is that, no one will be able to properly address the problems of direct violence especially, those with ideological inclination without understanding the relationship between direct violence and structural violence. For instance, take a hypothetical example of a man who loses his land or fishing port to oil /gas exploitation because of unjust laws. His son loses her mother because of poverty and crumbling social infrastructure in the Niger Delta, his daughter cannot further her education because the surviving parent is poor. Yet, they live closer oil pipelines When she manages to go to school through community effort. She is told that there is no job for her. She becomes unemployed and frustrated. The community also becomes frustrated, and unable to sponsor others like her. They become abandoned and trapped in the heinous poverty circle while their God-given resources are carted away and used to fund a system of fiscal federalism that is a misnomer and unbecoming of any true federation. The fund is used to pay for the construction of the expensive city of Abuja, fund the huge corruption that we read daily in the newspapers, finance expatriate workers in the Oil and Gas Industry who enjoy highest condition of service, incomparable to any of their equivalent in the world, fund one of the most expensive National Assemblies in the world and provide for the lavish and hedonistic lifestyle of the privileged few Nigerians . Our Governor Sir, you will agree with us that hunger, neglect, frustration and deprivation of this magnitude IN THE MIDST OF PLENTY is a serious form of violence, capable of pushing ( indeed has pushed) the man and his community into direct violence. The story is also not different in Northern Nigeria, where years of deprivation, neglect, corruption and misrule by the ruling elites have led to the emergence and establishment of dynasties of poverty in the form of ‘Almajiris’, and now we all cry over the terror in the land, occasioned by the ‘Boko Haram’ insurgence. Let me quickly add that I am not by any chance providing any justification for criminal activities, I am only showing how one crime, for example corruption, leads to another. For example, the killings by ‘Boko Haram’ or militant/cult groups in the Niger Delta. This analysis in my view, is important if we must address the unacceptable violence, insecurity and wanton killings in Nigeria that is fast becoming a way of life in our beloved country." Exerpt from AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY COMRADE HYGINUS CHIKA ONUEGBU (JP, FCA) STATE CHAIRMAN TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF NIGERIA (TUC) RIVERS STATE COUNCIL ON THE OCCASION OF 2012 MAY DAY CELEBRATION IN RIVERS STATE NIGERIA.

  4. Cynthia Harper:

    Women tend not to know about these options - particularly young women, which is why the education piece was so important.

  5. Ahmad Mansour:

    Education can't just be about the Holocaust and the Third Reich. Schools also need to talk about the Middle East conflict, antisemitism based on religious argumentation and conspiracy theories.


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