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.
Ed·u·ca·ted a. Formed or developed by education; as, an educated man.
adj 1: possessing an education (especially having more than average
knowledge) [ant: uneducated]
2: having or based on relevant experience; "an educated guess";
"an enlightened electorate" [syn: enlightened]
3: adequately educated in the use of numerical terms and
concepts especially in arithmetical operations