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The verb educate


The verb educate
Hi dear colleagues! I recently started a topic because I wasn ´t sure if we can say "parents should eduate their children to be independent, polite, etc..." or we should use another verb and I still have doubts about its use. Can native speakers help me, please?
Thanks in advance

26 Sep 2009      

United States

I would say "they should raise their children to be..."
PS-- "teach" would also work

26 Sep 2009     


I still think that educate is fine.  but teach works here too.

26 Sep 2009     


Thanks for your help, now everything is clear.

26 Sep 2009     

Adel A

bring up is ok

26 Sep 2009     

South Africa

I tend to agree with Douglas and Eng. The nicer word to use, for me, would be ´raise ´. ´Teach ´ is also good. ´Bring up ´, while being correct, holds too many memories of kids being funny about the use of the term, as ´bring up ´ is also the euphemism for ´vomit ´.

27 Sep 2009