indoctrinate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To instruct in a body of doctrine or principles.
    • To imbue with a partisan or ideological viewpoint: a generation of kiddies who had been indoctrinated from the values of these moms and dads.
    • To instruct into the rudiments or principles of discovering, or of a branch of learning; to imbue with learning; to teach; -- usually followed by in.
    • To instruct in, or imbue with, doctrines, maxims or ideologies, specifically from a specific perspective that might be partisan or biased; to highly push an individual's own perspective upon.
  • verb:
    • to instruct with a biased , one-sided or uncritical ideology.
    • to brainwash.
    • show doctrines to; teach uncritically
  • others:
    • To imbue with understanding, or with a particular doctrine or concept; cause to put up as a doctrine or belief; instruct.

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