Word of the day

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indoctrinate (verb) – 1. To instruct in a body of doctrine or principles.
2. To imbue with a partisan or ideological point of view.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Indoctrinate simply means “brainwash” to many people. But its meaning isn’t always so negative. When this verb first appeared in English in the 17th century, it simply meant “to teach”?a meaning that followed logically from its Latin root. The “doc” in the middle of indoctrinate derives from the Latin verb doc?re, which also means “to teach.” Other offspring of doc?re include docent (referring to a college professor or a museum guide), docile, doctor, doctrine, and document. It was not until the 19th century that indoctrinate began to see regular use in the sense of causing someone to absorb and take on certain opinions or principles.

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