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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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