Synonyms for educateˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. educate(verb)

    give an education to

    Synonyms:
    school, civilize, cultivate, develop, prepare, train, civilise

  2. train, develop, prepare, educate(verb)

    create by training and teaching

    Synonyms:
    rail, rise, originate, coach, prepare, get, build up, civilise, cook, fix, develop, uprise, get up, gear up, organize, take, recrudesce, civilize, make, arise, spring up, modernize, grow, take aim, train, evolve, trail, groom, aim, explicate, direct, organise, produce, germinate, ready, set up, school, discipline, modernise, make grow, cultivate, break, condition, formulate, set, machinate, educate, devise, acquire, check

  3. educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise(verb)

    teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

    Synonyms:
    aim, groom, educate, naturalise, cultivate, civilize, school, develop, discipline, take aim, rail, work, domesticate, check, coach, condition, direct, train, trail, take, naturalize, tame, civilise, crop, prepare

Wiktionary

  1. educate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    instruct, teach

  2. educate(verb)

    to instruct or train

    Synonyms:
    instruct, teach

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. educate

    To teach is simply to communicate knowledge; to instruct (originally, to build in or into, put in order) is to impart knowledge with special method and completeness; instruct has also an authoritative sense nearly equivalent to command. To educate is to draw out or develop harmoniously the mental powers, and, in the fullest sense, the moral powers as well. To train is to direct to a certain result powers already existing. Train is used in preference to educate when the reference is to the inferior animals or to the physical powers of man; as, to train a horse; to train the hand or eye. To discipline is to bring into habitual and complete subjection to authority; discipline is a severe word, and is often used as a euphemism for punish; to be thoroughly effective in war, soldiers must be disciplined as well as trained. To nurture is to furnish the care and sustenance necessary for physical, mental, and moral growth; nurture is a more tender and homelike word than educate. Compare EDUCATION.

    Synonyms:
    discipline, drill, enlighten, give instruction, give lessons, inculcate, indoctrinate, inform, initiate, instill, instruct, nurture, school, teach, train, tutor

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