verb (used with object), in·doc·tri·nat·ed, in·doc·tri·nat·ing.

  1. to instruct in a doctrine, principle, ideology, etc., especially to imbue with a specific partisan or biased belief or point of view.
  2. to teach or inculcate.
  3. to imbue with learning.

verb (tr)

  1. to teach (a person or group of people) systematically to accept doctrines, esp uncritically
  2. rare to impart learning to; instruct

1620s, “to teach,” from in- (2) “in” + Latin doctrina “teaching” (see doctrine). Meaning “to imbue with an idea or opinion” first recorded 1832. Related: Indoctrinated; indoctrinating. The earlier verb was indoctrine (c.1500).

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