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in·doc·tri·nate / inˈdäktrəˌnāt/ • v. [tr.] teach (a person or group) to accept a set of beliefs uncritically: broadcasting was a vehicle for indoctrinating the masses. ∎ archaic teach or instruct (someone): he indoctrinated them in systematic theology. DERIVATIVES: in·doc·tri·na·tion / -ˌdäktrəˈnāshən/ n. in·doc·tri·na·tor / -ˌnātər/ n. in·doc·tri·na·to·ry / -nəˌtôrē/ adj. .

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