Share this entry

Share this page

deprogram

Syllabification: de·pro·gram
Pronunciation: /dēˈprōˌɡram, -ɡrəm
 
/

Definition of deprogram in English:

verb (deprograms, deprogramming, deprogrammed or deprograms, deprograming, deprogramed)

[with object]
Release (someone) from apparent brainwashing, typically that of a religious cult, by the systematic reindoctrination of conventional values.
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.

Definition of deprogram in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day raconteur
Pronunciation: ˌrakˌänˈtər
noun
a person who tells anecdotes skillfully and amusingly…