- The definition of indoctrinate is to teach a particular viewpoint.
An example of indoctrinate is to teach your children your religious beliefs.
transitive verbindoctrinated, indoctrinating
- to instruct in, or imbue with, doctrines, theories, or beliefs, as of a sect
- to instruct; teach
Origin of indoctrinateprobably (after Medieval 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
transitive verbin·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: children who had been indoctrinated against their parents' values.
(third-person singular simple present indoctrinates, present participle indoctrinating, simple past and past participle indoctrinated)