Meaning of deprogram


Pronunciation: (dē-prō'gram), [key]
— -grammed -gramed, -gram•ming -gram•ing.
  1. to free (a convert) from the influence of a religious cult, political indoctrination, etc., by intensive persuasion or reeducation.
  2. to retrain, as for the purpose of eliminating or replacing a learned or acquired behavior pattern or habit that is undesirable or unsuitable.
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