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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of educare 'to bring up, educate'


Related topics: Education
ed‧u‧cate [transitive]
1SE [usually passive] to teach a child at a school, college, or university:
The Omerod School educates handicapped children.
be educated at something
He was educated at Bristol University.
2 to give someone information about a particular subject, or to show them a better way to do something [↪ teach]
educate somebody about/in/on something
a campaign to educate teenagers about HIV

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