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brainwash (someone) with (something)

To intentionally alter someone's thoughts or beliefs by using a particular idea or method (that is stated after "with"). Commercials brainwash us with subliminal messages that make us go out and buy stuff. The cult leader brainwashed his followers with increasingly distorted information.
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brainwash someone with something

to drive specific knowledge or propaganda into someone's brain, by constant repetition and psychological conditioning. The dictator brainwashed his people with lie after lie. You have brainwashed yourself with your own propaganda.
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Brainwash, Rubinstein's art depicts well-known figures from pop culture -- Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," for instance, Michael Jackson, French icon Brigitte Bardot, and U.
Surely, in order to brainwash someone else, you must possess a brain yourself - and a rather crafty one at that
I think you can brainwash them into doing the same things as normal and not worrying about where they are playing or that we only have a small amount of fans.
It is soon apparent, however, that in the course of the good doctor's use of hypnotic therapy, he is attempting to brainwash all involved in order to come to ``a comfortable truth'' that will mitigate the responsibility of his employer, the Roman Catholic Church.
David Headley has told us that the Karachi Project is meant to brainwash Indian groups inside Pakistan so that they come to India and carry out attacks," Pillai said.
In its Article 17, the convention unabashedly lays out a program to brainwash children via control of the media: "States recognize the important function performed by the mass media and shall ensure that the child has access to information and material from a diversity of .
I hate these groups in America, they brainwash you.
Should I, as an American in Bahrain, simply ignore what has been happening in the US to brainwash Americans into believing that Arabs fit the bigoted images portrayed in the films?