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Synonyms for education
ˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃəned·u·ca·tion

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activitynoun

    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. educationnoun

    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. educationnoun

    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. educationnoun

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

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

  5. education, training, breedingnoun

    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, Educationnoun

    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

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. educationnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. educationnoun

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

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  1. Candace Owens:

    Can anybody point me to that one time in history where the side that was demanding censorship, segregation, propaganda, radical education, papers to move freely in society, plus government forces going door to door to demand compliance were the good guys?

  2. Grant Woods:

    I think Arizona is about a couple of election cycles behind Nevada in going blue, if the Republican Party wants to continue to push in the direction of being anti-education, and they want to be the party of... the bigoted, then they are going to go down the drain in the Southwestern US Senate, because that's not what Southwestern US Senate is. It's a very culturally diverse place that values education and is going in the opposite direction. You can see where [ the politics ] are going.

  3. Denilson Lucio Souza:

    We need help, and it seems bizarre to beg when the city I live in is hosting the Olympics, i only ask that we get more help with health, security and education.

  4. J. D. Salinger:

    Many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them--if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.

  5. Merrick Garland:

    The mission remains urgent because we do not yet have equal justice, communities of color and other minorities still face discrimination in housing, education, employment, and the criminal justice system.

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