From Latin educatus, past participle of educare (“to "bring up or rise up or train or mould or nourish" (a child, physically or mentally), rear, educate, train (a person in learning or art), nourish, support, or produce (plants or animals)”), frequentative of educere, past participle eductus (“to "bring out or lead out or draw out or rear" (a child, usually with reference to bodily nurture or support, while educare refers more frequently to the mind)”), from e (“out”) + ducere (“to lead, draw”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɛd.jʊˌkeɪt/, /ˈɛd͡ʒ.ʊˌkeɪt/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɛd͡ʒ.əˌkeɪt/, /ˈɛd͡ʒ.ʊˌkeɪt/
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- (New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈed͡ʒ.ɘˌkæet/
- Hyphenation: ed‧u‧cate
- to instruct or train
- Wang said such changes to the Baishui glacier provide the chance to educate visitors about global warming.
- “educate”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “educate”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
educate f pl
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