educate for (something)

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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. © 2015 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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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After they had adjusted for various cardiovascular risk factors, they found that people who had been educated for more than 10 years had a 39 pc lower risk of being admitted to hospital for heart failure compared with people who had been educated for less than eight years, and those who had been educated for between 8-10 years had a 25 pc lower risk.
In addition to this, other contributing factors can be identified as (i) aspirations of the educated for white collar jobs particularly in the government sector, (ii) poor quality of education, and (iii) absence of an effective labour market information system.