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Indoctrinate   Listen
Indoctrinate  v. t.  (past & past part. indoctrinated; pres. part. indoctrinating)  
To instruct in the rudiments or principles of learning, or of a branch of learning; to imbue with learning; to teach; often followed by in. "A master that... took much delight in indoctrinating his young, unexperienced favorite."
To instruct in, or imbue with, doctrines, principles or ideologies, especially from a specific point of view which may be partisan or biased; to strongly press one's own point of view upon.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Indoctrinate" Quotes from Famous Books

... early risers." Again, she would say, "Mind, wherever it is found, will secure respect.... Educate the women, and the men will be educated. Let the ladies understand the great doctrine of seeking the greatest good, of loving their neighbors as themselves; let them indoctrinate their children in this fundamental truth, and we ...
— Lives of Girls Who Became Famous • Sarah Knowles Bolton

... the Agpur frontier business comes up for settlement, and I have to be back in the Adamkot direction. Come and see me, Hal, if it's only for a talk and a smoke. Upon my word, I am des-s-s-perately lonely! Bring a tail as long as MacTavish's if you like, and we'll indoctrinate them with the science of fox-hunting. Your old Hubshee would be something of a Jorrocks figure if we stuck him into a ...
— The Path to Honour • Sydney C. Grier

... and organisation, their operations would have been doomed to certain failure. The cordial relations entertained with the members of other denominations by those among whom his youth was passed did much to indoctrinate Macaulay with a lively and genuine interest in sectarian theology. He possessed a minute acquaintance, very rare among men of letters, with the origin and growth of the various forms of faith and practice which have divided the allegiance of his countrymen; not the least important ...
— Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay • George Otto Trevelyan

Words linked to "Indoctrinate" :   revolutionise, doctrine, instruct, indoctrination, brainwash, learn, revolutionize

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