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educate

verb [T] uk   /ˈed.jʊ.keɪt/ us  
B2 to teach someone, especially using the formal system of school, college, or university: The form says he was educated in Africa. How much does it cost to educate a child privately? The government say they are trying to do more to educate the public about the consequences of drug abuse.
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