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educate (someone) in (something)

To train or prepare oneself or someone in a particular area or subject. I always try to educate my daughters in the business world so they are prepared for success when they get older.
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educate for (something)

To train and prepare oneself or someone for a particular job or task. A noun or pronoun can be used between "educate" and "for." I was educated for a career in law, but I decided to pursue art instead. Even though my daughters are still in school, I always try to educate them for success in the business world.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

educate someone for something

to train someone for something or to do something. I wasn't educated for doing this kind of thing. He had spent many years educating himself for just this kind of job.
See also: educate, for

educate someone in something

to train someone about something; to school someone in something. Her parents educated her in the ways of the old country. She had educated herself in the ways of big business.
See also: educate
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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