indoctrinate


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

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.
See also: indoctrinate

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.
See also: indoctrinate
References in periodicals archive ?
It is the center of Chavez's support network, the place where the Bolivarian Circles span out to every corner of the barrio to "indoctrinate" the people.
Observers say that, over the long-term, the existence of an information source that is relatively free and independently accessible will make young impressionable people more aware and less easy to indoctrinate. They note, however, that militant groups can recover by themselves becoming part of the Internet revolution.
Penang police recorded a statement from Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today to assist investigations into the case where he allegedly tried to indoctrinate children with 'hate politics' by poking fun at the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in a parody of the ABC song recently.
President Duterte was referring to the communist New People's Army, which has allegedly been using the schools to indoctrinate the younger generations of lumad with communism.
He further said the Maoists were working to indoctrinate the people of the tribal-dominated state to confront the state and central governments.
"Reforming Our Universities: The Campaign for An Academic Bill of Rights" discusses the problems with today's universities, placing much blame on politically charged curriculums that indoctrinate instead of educate.
Faith-based charities that want to indoctrinate youths should not get public funds."
Almost everything about this ancient midwinter festival is either pagan or secular anyway and there is absolutely no need for schools to exclude or indoctrinate non-Christian children in celebrating it.
It does not indoctrinate, because diversity, counter-argument, reappraisal, and qualification are its essence."
Calls for an end to child conscriptions, however, will likely go unheeded, particularly by the left-wing guerrillas, whose policy is to recruit children and indoctrinate them with Marxist ideals.
Gregoire's plans, Bell persuasively argues, were indebted not only to the Revolutionary quest for a citizenry universally devoted to the patrie and its laws, but were also analogous to, and inspired by, the priestly effort to indoctrinate the masses during the Catholic Reformation.
We all know that shows like this--and years and years of more subtle predecessors--have always been the way we avowed homosexuals indoctrinate unsuspecting heterosexuals into our deviant lifestyle.
Sir, - With regard to the demonstrations by schoolchildren against the prosecution of a war declared after due democratic process - there is some evidence that leads one to suspect that some teachers are using their privileged position to indoctrinate their impressionable charges with their own political views.
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 the play, Colonel Purdy sends Captain Fisby to indoctrinate Okinawans in the virtues of American democracy.