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Meaning of educate

ed•u•cate

Pronunciation: (ej'oo-kāt"), [key]
— v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to develop the faculties and powers of (a person) by teaching, instruction, or schooling.
  2. to qualify by instruction or training for a particular calling, practice, etc.; train: to educate someone for law.
  3. to provide schooling or training for; send to school.
  4. to develop or train (the ear, taste, etc.): to educate one's palate to appreciate fine food.
  5. to inform: to educate oneself about the best course of action.
—v.i.
  1. to educate a person or group: A television program that educates can also entertain.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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