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Definition of educate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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. 2to 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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: educate

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