Pronunciation: (ej'oo-kāt"), [key]
—v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
1. to develop the faculties and powers of (a person) by teaching, instruction, or schooling.
2. to qualify by instruction or training for a particular calling, practice, etc.; train: to educate someone for law.
3. to provide schooling or training for; send to school.
4. to develop or train (the ear, taste, etc.): to educate one's palate to appreciate fine food.
5. to inform: to educate oneself about the best course of action.
to educate a person or group: A television program that educates can also entertain.
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