Definition of educate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    educate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈɛdʒəˌkeɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they educate
     
    he / she / it educates
     
    past simple educated
     
    -ing form educating
     
     
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  1. 1 [often passive] educate somebody to teach someone over a period of time at a school, college, etc. She was educated in the U.S. He was educated at his local high school and then at Yale.
  2. 2 to teach someone about something or how to do something educate somebody (in/on something) Children need to be educated on the dangers of taking drugs. educate somebody to do something The campaign is intended to educate the public to respect the environment.
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