brainwash

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v brainwash submit to brainwashing; indoctrinate forcibly
    • v brainwash persuade completely, often through coercion "The propaganda brainwashed many people"
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Usage

In literature:

But the targets of this brainwashing will do well to look to their Central European neighbours for an antidote.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
It's not an experience, it's brainwashing!
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
I mean they might brainwash him or something.
"Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X" by Victor Appleton
They should have done a better job of brainwashing, if they expected him to skulk in like a scared rabbit!
"The Colors of Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
This makes any attempts to brainwash the enlisted men impracticable and a great deal of pressure is thereby removed.
"I Was a Teen-Age Secret Weapon" by Richard Sabia
The State psychiatrists didn't do a good job of brainwashing you, after all.
"The Helpful Hand of God" by Tom Godwin
Brainwashing's a good one.
"Insidekick" by Jesse Franklin Bone
How was I going to tell Lou about this, that Sarah had been brainwashed?
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
How did they brainwash you?
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

" he wondered, and then later answered himself: "You've been brainwashed by the media.
Dieu also states she was deprived of food as well as sleep and was " brainwashed " and "subjected to edited tapings showing her as a different personality than her own.
A former patient of Dr Phil McGraw has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the talk show host alleging that she was sexually harassed, brainwashed and subject to fraud at the hands of the doctor and members of his staff.
Thoughts from the Nation Brainwashing America.
Hong Kong protest assails Communist Party 'brainwashing.
Drake performs during the launch of Google Music hosted by T-Mobile at Mr Brainwash Studio in Los Angeles.
A protester wearing a cap with a sticker that reads ''No brainwashing.
An attempt to brief you, not brainwash.
Patronizing Progressives of Pallor To white liberals, conservatives of color must have been brainwashed.
Patronizing Progressives of Pallor To white liberals, conservatives of color must have been brainwashed.
The Will'n'Kate-haters view the British public as a moronic mass brainwashed into bowing to a constitutional monarchy.
Celtics Coach Literally Brainwashing Team Into Hating the Miami Heat.
Talk about being brainwashed by TV listen to this.
The Los Angeles model says that "in many ways, felt brainwashed" into falling for the show's lead suitor Ben Flajnik during the two months-plus she filmed the ABC dating show.
Herman Cain Defends 'Brainwashing' Remarks and More.
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In science:

As physicist Murray Gell-Mann said, “Niels Bohr brainwashed a whole generation of physicists into believing that the problem [of interpreting quantum theory] was solved fifty years ago.” Basically, the orthodox dogma is that the Copenhagen approach is the only way to deal with the paradoxes.
Intelligent Design in the Physics Classroom?
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