indoctrinate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v indoctrinate teach doctrines to; teach uncritically "The Moonies indoctrinate their disciples"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Indoctrinate To instruct in the rudiments or principles of learning, or of a branch of learning; to imbue with learning; to teach; -- often followed by in. "A master that . . . took much delight in indoctrinating his young, unexperienced favorite."
    • Indoctrinate To instruct in, or imbue with, doctrines, principles or ideologies, especially from a specific point of view which may be partisan or biased; to strongly press one's own point of view upon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • indoctrinate To imbue with learning, or with a particular doctrine or principle; cause to hold as a doctrine or belief; instruct.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Indoctrinate in-dok′trin-āt to instruct in any doctrine: to imbue with any opinion
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. in-, in + L. doctrina, doctrine: cf. F. endoctriner,

Usage

In literature:

The Saturnian spirits who visited Swedenborg were manifestly indoctrinated with these ideas.
"Myths and Marvels of Astronomy" by Richard A. Proctor
The word carries the dual meaning of "the act of indoctrinating" and "the state of being indoctrinated".
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
But Nell is to indoctrinate me.
"The Marriage of Elinor" by Margaret Oliphant
It was not easy to indoctrinate such a people, more arrogant than intelligent, with new ideas.
"James Madison" by Sydney Howard Gay
Our students are thoroughly indoctrinated in the principles of total abstinence.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 38, No. 01, January, 1884" by Various
An entirely retrograde movement is impossible when once man is indoctrinated with a grand ideal.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
Lamartine has been indoctrinated with the spirit of revolution; but it is not the spirit of his youth or early manhood.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 1 July 1848" by Various
But she had never been indoctrinated.
"The Happy Man" by Gerald Wilburn Page
This afternoon he simply refused his indoctrination.
"The Real Hard Sell" by William W Stuart
And we've learned enough individual psych to do some real indoctrinating!
"The Sensitive Man" by Poul William Anderson
But what a good job they had done indoctrinating the others.
"Robots of the World! Arise!" by Mari Wolf
But we were all pretty well indoctrinated and steady.
"Stamped Caution" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Erika, he says I'm indoctrinating beautifully.
"The Ego Machine" by Henry Kuttner
Press and radio as instruments to indoctrinate effectively reach the masses.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
You have indoctrinated yourself wonderfully since your arrival.
"The O'Donoghue Tale Of Ireland Fifty Years Ago" by Charles James Lever
As lecturer in Exeter College he found an opportunity of indoctrinating his countrymen in the new Greek learning.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5" by Various
Probably Wong-fun adhered to this ancient custom in order the more readily to indoctrinate his fellow-countrymen with European ideas.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
They devised a system of indoctrination unequaled by that of any other people.
"Government in Republican China" by Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
Let them go on (as they will) till all the ryots are thoroughly indoctrinated into the new system.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
I indoctrinated him and Eddy on the Eastern question.
"Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt" by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
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In news:

Will Smith's new school is no Scientology indoctrination center, head says.
A documentary called Indoctrinate U is starting to get noticed.
All Blogs Free For All When Education Becomes Indoctrination .
The Department of Early Indoctrination.
Many young men, MacIntyre suggests, are becoming indoctrinated through the Internet, which is taking the place of religious scholarship.
Adolf Hitler Education is a potent force in the indoctrination of the youth of any nation and a major player in what people will do and think in the years to come.
Suffering the indoctrination of all things Jimmy Buffett and perhaps more than my share of rum drinks, I arrived in the Sunshine State with grand designs for my writing career.
An early start to indoctrination.
At some point following indoctrination and introductions, a newcomer to the office gets the low-down on the "Hook 'em Horns" greeting.
A group of parents is bent out of shape by free yoga classes at schools in this San Diego County beachside community, fearing they are indoctrinating youngsters in eastern religion.
ENCINITAS, Calif — A group of parents is bent out of shape by free yoga classes at schools in this San Diego County beachside community, fearing they are indoctrinating youngsters in eastern religion.
ENCINITAS, Calif (AP) — A group of parents is bent out of shape by free yoga classes at schools in this San Diego County beachside community, fearing they are indoctrinating youngsters in eastern religion.
Propaganda Protection Herb Meyer's new essay is a great defense against indoctrination.
Leibiger, PhD, gives a presentation on the use of children's books for purposes of indoctrination in Nazi Germany.
If you grow up in Illinois and share a birthday with Lincoln, as I do, expect to be thoroughly indoctrinated in Lincoln lore.
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