Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb educate

3 senses of educate

Sense 1
educate -- (give an education to; "We must educate our youngsters better")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

Sense 2
train, develop, prepare, educate -- (create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future")
       => teach, learn, instruct -- (impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat")

Sense 3
educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise -- (teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry")
       => polish, refine, fine-tune, down -- (improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing")

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