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educateverb [T]

 us   /ˈedʒ·əˌkeɪt/
to ​teach someone, esp. in the ​formalsystem of ​schools: His ​applicationform says he was educated in Germany. It’s every citizen’s ​responsibility to be educated about his or her ​rights.
educated
adjective  us   /ˈedʒ·əˌkeɪt̬·əd/
a ​highly educated man
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educateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈed.jʊ.keɪt/
B2 to ​teach someone, ​especially using the ​formalsystem of ​school, ​college, or ​university: The ​form says he was educated in ​Africa. How much does it ​cost to educate a ​childprivately? The ​government say they are ​trying to do more to educate the ​public about the ​consequences of ​drugabuse.
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