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Definition of Educate


  1. To bring /// 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.

Educate Quotations

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Theodore Roosevelt

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Walt Disney

I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories.
Ray Bradbury

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Thomas Jefferson

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Robert M. Hutchins
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Educate Translations

educate in Afrikaans is oplei
educate in Danish is opdrage
educate in Dutch is dresseren, kweken, grootbrengen
educate in Finnish is kasvattaa
educate in German is ausbilden
educate in Italian is educare, educare, formare, istruire
educate in Latin is erudio
educate in Norwegian is utdanne
educate in Portuguese is eduque
educate in Spanish is formar, educar
educate in Swedish is uppfostra, bilda, uppfostra