—v.t. 1. to develop the faculties and powers of (a person) by teaching, instruction, or schooling.
2. to qualify by instruction or training for a particular calling, practice, etc.; train: to educate someone for law. 3. to provide schooling or training for; send to school.
4. to develop or train (the ear, taste, etc.): to educate one's palate to appreciate fine food. 5. to inform: to educate oneself about the best course of action.
—v.i. to educate a person or group: A television program that educates can also entertain.