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English verb: educate

1. educate (social) give an education to


SamplesWe must educate our youngsters better.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate


Narrower (hyponym)co-educate, coeducate, groom, prepare, school, socialise, socialize, train

2. educate (cognition) create by training and teaching


SamplesThe old master is training world-class violinists.
We develop the leaders for the future.


Synonymsdevelop, prepare, train


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)instruct, learn, teach


Narrower (hyponym)drill, house-train, housebreak, retrain, toilet-train


Verb groupbuild up, develop, groom, prepare, prepare, train, train

3. educate (social) teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment


SamplesCultivate your musical taste.
Train your tastebuds.
She is well schooled in poetry.


Synonymscivilise, civilize, cultivate, school, train


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)down, fine-tune, polish, refine


Narrower (hyponym)sophisticate









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