Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “brainwash”

See all translations

brainwash

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈbreɪnwɒʃ/
to make someone believe something by telling them that it is true many times: [+ into + doing sth] Advertising often brainwashes people into buying things they do not really need.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
brainwashing noun [U]
Translations of “brainwash”
in Chinese (Traditional) 對…洗腦, 向…強行灌輸…
in Russian промывать мозги…
in Turkish beyin yıkamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对…洗脑, 向…强行灌输…
in Polish robić wodę z mózgu…
(Definition of brainwash from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “brainwash” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More