- The definition of indoctrinate is to teach a particular viewpoint.
An example of indoctrinate is to teach your children your religious beliefs.
indoctrinate definition by Webster's New World
- to instruct in, or imbue with, doctrines, theories, or beliefs, as of a sect
- to instruct; teach
Origin: probably (after Midieval Latin doctrinatus, past participle of doctrinare, to instruct ; from Classical Latin doctrina) ; from Middle English endoctrinen ; from Old French endoctriner: see in- and amp; doctrine
indoctrinate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb in·doc·tri·nat·ed, in·doc·tri·nat·ing, in·doc·tri·nates
- To instruct in a body of doctrine or principles.
- To imbue with a partisan or ideological point of view: a generation of children who had been indoctrinated against the values of their parents.
- in·docˌtri·naˈtion noun