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From 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
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.
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