Definition of indoctrinate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

indoctrinate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdɒktrɪneɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdɑːktrɪneɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they indoctrinate
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdɒktrɪneɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdɑːktrɪneɪt//
 
he / she / it indoctrinates
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdɒktrɪneɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdɑːktrɪneɪts//
 
past simple indoctrinated
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdɒktrɪneɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdɑːktrɪneɪtɪd//
 
past participle indoctrinated
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdɒktrɪneɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdɑːktrɪneɪtɪd//
 
-ing form indoctrinating
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdɒktrɪneɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdɑːktrɪneɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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indoctrinate somebody (with something) | indoctrinate somebody (to do something) (disapproving) to force somebody 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. The aim of religious education in this school is not to indoctrinate children into any one religious faith. The regime sought to indoctrinate the people with a sense of their own superiority. Word Origin early 17th cent.: formerly also as endoctrinate): from en-, in- ‘into’ + doctrine + -ate, or from obsolete indoctrine (verb), from French endoctriner, based on doctrine ‘doctrine’.
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