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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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Indoctrination also emphasizes the separateness of military members from civilians.
Sir Michael said he was "extremely concerned" about the number of pupils attending these schools, saying they may be at "significant risk of harm and indoctrination".
Numerous lawmakers in the state quickly denounced the assignments on Islam as "indoctrination."
"It is not about unemployment or poverty that we attributed the insurgency to when it initially reared its ugly head in 2009, but, rather, it is due to wrong religious indoctrination," Dodo said.
To me this is more than indoctrination, more akin to establishment dictatorship.
The madarasa teachers, affiliated to the banned terror group Jamaat- ul- Mujahideen Bangladesh, were allegedly involved in indoctrination of young students and attracting them into jehadi ideology.
The cult's them-versus-us indoctrination is clear, but the novel's conclusion avoids that orientation.
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Speaking Thursday after Merah was killed, French President Nicolas Sarkozy vowed to crack down on extremist indoctrination.
"France will not tolerate forced recruitment or ideological indoctrination on its soil," Sarkozy said, adding that an enquiry would be launched into whether prisons were being used to propagate extremism in France.
The author of this soft cover, comprehensive examination of the problems of indoctrination, which are-often unwittingly-inherent in our 'liberal democratic' education system, is Associate Professor in Policy and Leadership Studies Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Focusing on Indonesia as an illustrative case study, Tan (National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological U., Singapore) explores indoctrination in the context of Islamic education.
Children recruited at an older age and "graduates" chosen for jihad proceed to more sophisticated indoctrination camps focused on the need for violence and terrorism against the Pakistan government and the West, it added.
When Prince Charles becomes King he wishes to be known as Defender of Faith and is actively sympathetic towards the bleating of other faith communities eager for state-subsidised indoctrination of their children.
The suit alleged that over a million dollars of the $70 billion in bailout money provided to American International Group (AIG) was used to support Islamic religious indoctrination within the United States.