Definition of deprogramme in English:


Line breaks: de|pro¦gramme
Pronunciation: /diːˈprəʊɡram
(US deprogram)

verb (deprogrammes, deprogramming, deprogrammed; US deprograms, deprograming, deprogramed)

[with object]
Release (someone) from apparent brainwashing, typically that of a religious cult, by the systematic reindoctrination of conventional values: some parents managed to induce back their children and deprogramme them from the cult
More example sentences
  • Must every religious convert be deprogrammed?
  • It isn't a matter of informing the mind, but of deprogramming the body.
  • Her family panic and lure her home to be deprogrammed by an exit counsellor from the States.

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