Definition of brainwash in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbreɪnwɒʃ


[with object]
  • Pressurize (someone) into adopting radically different beliefs by using systematic and often forcible means: people are brainwashed into believing family life is the best (as noun brainwashing) victims of brainwashing
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    • There's always some conspiracy, it's always the government trying to brainwash you with propaganda.
    • Hundreds of images ran through my mind, like the flashes you see when they're brainwashing people in a bad sci-fi movie.
    • Has he sat in lessons across his electorate and come to the conclusion that we are all brainwashing children?
    indoctrinate, condition, re-educate, persuade, propagandize, influence, inculcate, drill; pressurize

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