1. give an education to;
- Example: "We must educate our youngsters better"
2. create by training and teaching;
- Example: "The old master is training world-class violinists"
- Example: "we develop the leaders for the future"
[syn: train, develop, prepare, educate]
3. teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment;
- Example: "Cultivate your musical taste"
- Example: "Train your tastebuds"
- Example: "She is well schooled in poetry"
[syn: educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
educate \ed"u*cate\ ([e^]d"[-u]*k[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Educated ([e^]d"[-u]*k[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Educating ([e^]d"[-u]*k[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [L. educatus, p. p. of educare to bring up a child physically or mentally, to educate, fr. educere to lead forth, bring up (a child). See Educe.] To bring up or guide the powers of, as a child; to develop and cultivate, whether physically, mentally, or morally, but more commonly limited to the mental activities or senses; to expand, strengthen, and discipline, as the mind, a faculty, etc.; to form and regulate the principles and character of; to prepare and fit for any calling or business by systematic instruction; to cultivate; to train; to instruct; as, to educate a child; to educate the eye or the taste. Syn: To develop; instruct; teach; inform; enlighten; edify; bring up; train; breed; rear; discipline; indoctrinate. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
educate v 1: give an education to; "We must educate our youngsters better" 2: create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future" [syn: train, develop, prepare, educate] 3: teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry" [syn: educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
73 Moby Thesaurus words for "educate": acculturate, advance, ameliorate, amend, better, boost, brief, bring forward, bring up, broaden the mind, catechize, civilize, coach, cultivate, demonstrate, develop, direct, discipline, drill, edify, elevate, emend, enhance, enlighten, enrich, explain, fatten, favor, forward, foster, give instruction, give lessons in, go straight, ground, guide, illumine, improve, improve upon, inculcate, indoctrinate, inform, instruct, lard, lift, make an improvement, meliorate, mend, nurture, open the eyes, prepare, promote, raise, ready, rear, reeducate, refine upon, reform, school, set right, sharpen the wits, show, show how, socialize, straighten out, teach, teach a lesson, teach the rudiments, train, transfigure, transform, tutor, upgrade, uplift