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Definition of indoctrinate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

indoctrinate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪnˈdɑktrəˌneɪt//
 
indoctrinate somebody (with something) indoctrinate somebody (to do something) (disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they indoctrinate
 
he / she / it indoctrinates
 
past simple indoctrinated
 
-ing form indoctrinating
 
 
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to force someone to accept a particular belief or set of beliefs and not allow them to consider any others They had been indoctrinated from an early age with their parents' beliefs.
indoctrination
 
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NAmE//ɪnˌdɑktrəˈneɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] political/religious indoctrination
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