Definition and Meanings for educate

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Educate is ranked 3,052 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of educate

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of educate

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

Meaning of educate


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • 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.
  • No antonyms for educate

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