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indoctrinate (someone) into (something)

To teach someone the beliefs and practices of a particular organization or group. His defiance lately makes me think that those new friends of his have indoctrinated him into the ways of their gang.
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indoctrinate (someone) with (something)

To teach someone something in particular. No wonder your kids have such bad anxiety—you've indoctrinated them with a fear of everything under the sun!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Get Me Out of Here!, week 126, and I'm sure my TV is pumping out subliminal, hypnotic messages that are indoctrinating me into the cult of David Gest.
"Public Schools, Public Menace" reveals how contemporary public schools deceive parents with respect to the quality of the education and personal safety being afforded their children; how the public school system's approach to literacy is actually impairing children's ability to read; why millions of school children are routinely subjected to mind-altering medications; how public schools are indoctrinating children with anti-parent, anti-American, and anti-Judeo/Christian values; and offers parents twenty-two specific danger signals alerting them as to when they should remove their children from a public school and seek an alternative for their educational needs.
Every waking moment in the InnerChange program is devoted to teaching and indoctrinating inmates into the Christian faith."
Journalists who consider themselves "professional" should get out of the business of indoctrinating the public.
The regime has so far maintained its governing system with total isolation unprecedented in world history, in part by cunningly and ruthlessly indoctrinating its people Cumings vividly captures the doctrine of juche or self-reliance whose insane obsessiveness breeds the pathological isolationism we see.
"Realizing that only a very few of the dancers studying in my school would ever work in my company, I determined that we needed to guide our students toward development of their own styles and the ability to adapt to other choreographers rather than indoctrinating them with mine."
We must ask ourselves why, when equity-seeking groups try to impact the education system in this positive way, they are accused of trying to rewrite history or place burdens on the system, or coming with an agenda, or being "special interest" or indoctrinating our children.
" After his release from jail, Subhan again went back to his old ways, and started indoctrinating and recruiting people from Mewat," said an official.
Hence it is not true that Catholicism, in indoctrinating its members, narrows their vision by enforcing a system that eliminates other possibilities.