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Meaning: to force someone to change their beliefs or political views

For example:

  • After we arrest the protesters, we'll send them to a special prison to be re-educated.

  • Our great leader has explained that people who've been brainwashed need re-educating.

Note: Also "re-education", a euphemism for political indoctrination that's used in collocations like "re-education program" and "re-education camp".

Quick Quiz:

People being "re-educated" are often sent to

a. special schools

b. special prisons

c. special classes

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Contributor: Matt Errey