- 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 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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NAmE//ˈɛdʒəˌkeɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they educate
he / she / it educates
past simple educated
-ing form educating