Definition of brainwash in English:


Syllabification: brain·wash
Pronunciation: /ˈbrānˌwôSH, -ˌwäSH


[with object]
  • Make (someone) adopt radically different beliefs by using systematic and often forcible pressure: the organization could brainwash young people they have been brainwashed into conformity and subservience
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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, reeducate, persuade, influence, propagandize, inculcate

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