indoctrinate


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indoctrinate someone into something

to teach someone the ways of a group or some activity. The staff sought to indoctrinate Walter into the ways of office procedure. Todd indoctrinated Ken into camp life.
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indoctrinate someone with something

to teach someone the official or fundamental knowledge about something. They indoctrinated all their spies with the importance of being loyal to the death. Ken indoctrinated Todd with revolutionary thinking.
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According to the Daily Star, this vile extremist has appointed himself principal lecturer of a 20-week course in his twisted version of Islam, and there are fears that Choudary and his followers will indoctrinate a new generation of Muslim fanatics.
Perhaps this is the unstated agenda, to indoctrinate those children?
The New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle quoted several parents who were upset over Williams' efforts to indoctrinate their children.
But the most important vector of this plague is the public school system, which uses "diversity days" and similar exercises to indoctrinate impressionable youngsters in the dogmas of the sexual revolution.
Steele decided to indoctrinate aestheticians into her unique, all natural skin care line while they were open minded and in the learning phase of their career.
Earlier, reports had claimed that Travolta was trying to indoctrinate the actress into his religion.
Religious parents from all religions, with the collusion of their priests and ministers, always indoctrinate their children into their own beliefs long before they are old enough to be able to make their own minds up about such very important steps.
Why should we pay for the Roman Catholic Church to indoctrinate our children?
The fact that extreme speakers have toured mosques for the last 10 years to indoctrinate the youth and the professionals into a violent ideology?
The Traditional Values Coalition holds an annual seminar to indoctrinate black ministers with right-wing philosophy on homosexuality and other social issues.
Today they apply the term "homophobia" to anyone who in the least way opposes the sodomite lifestyle, or opposes their demand for "Gay Pride Parades" (a dozen cities across Canada have been coerced to comply), or reject the presumed right of its members to indoctrinate public school children (the Chamberlain case), or their "right" to act as they see fit in Catholic schools (the Marc Hall case).
Murolo suggests that genteel women established clubs to indoctrinate working-class women into the ideals of True Womanhood while working-class women joined clubs to identify themselves as respectable women and wage-earners.
In Egypt the government is not taking care of masses of people with medical problems, but the Islamist clinic down the street will, and it will also indoctrinate you.
In a candid interview with NBC's Rock Center, Marty Rathbun said he believed officials used Scientology to indoctrinate Cruise's adopted children against Kidman after she split up with Cruise 11 years ago.
They need a constant flow of young children to indoctrinate in order to survive.