In*doc"tri*nate(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indoctrinated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Indoctrinating.] [Pref. in- in + L. doctrina doctrine: cf. F. endoctriner.] 1. To instruct in the rudiments or principles of learning, or of a branch of learning; to imbue with learning; to teach; -- often followed by in.
A master that . . . took much delight in indoctrinating his young, unexperienced favorite.Clarendon.
2. To instruct in, or imbue with, doctrines, principles or ideologies, especially from a specific point of view which may be partisan or biased; to strongly press one's own point of view upon.
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