WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
in•doc•tri•nate /ɪnˈdɑktrəˌneɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -nat•ed, -nat•ing. 
  1. to instruct (someone) in a doctrine in a way not allowing for dissent:indoctrinated to love their country and to hate the West.
  2. to teach thoroughly:indoctrinated the recruits in the ways of army life.
in•doc•tri•na•tion /ɪnˌdɑktrəˈneɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]See -doc-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
in•doc•tri•nate  (in doktrə nāt′),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -nat•ed, -nat•ing. 
  1. to instruct in a doctrine, principle, ideology, etc., esp. to imbue with a specific partisan or biased belief or point of view.
  2. to teach or inculcate.
  3. to imbue with learning.
in•doc′tri•nation, n. 
in•doctri•na′tor, n. 
  • 1620–30; in-2 + Medieval Latin doctrīnātus past participle of doctrīnāre to teach; see doctrine, -ate1
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged brainwash, propagandize.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

indoctrinate /ɪnˈdɒktrɪˌneɪt/ vb (transitive)
  1. to teach (a person or group of people) systematically to accept doctrines, esp uncritically
  2. rare to impart learning to; instruct

inˌdoctriˈnation n inˈdoctriˌnator n



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