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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ed·u·cate /ˈɛʤəˌket/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 ed·u·cate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Educated p. pr. & vb. n. Educating ]  To bring up or guide the powers of, as a child; to develop and cultivate, whether physically, mentally, or morally, but more commonly limited to the mental activities or senses; to expand, strengthen, and discipline, as the mind, a faculty, etc.; to form and regulate the principles and character of; to prepare and fit for any calling or business by systematic instruction; to cultivate; to train; to instruct; as, to educate a child; to educate the eye or the taste.
 Syn: -- To develop; instruct; teach; inform; enlighten; edify; bring up; train; breed; rear; discipline; indoctrinate.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: give an education to; "We must educate our youngsters
      2: create by training and teaching; "The old master is training
         world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the
         future" [syn: train, develop, prepare]
      3: train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate
         your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well
         schooled in poetry" [syn: school, train, cultivate,
         civilize, civilise]