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    Word Pattern for Educate - educate people to do something?

    I know that the dictionaries say the pattern for the use of the word "Educate" is "educate at" or "educate in". Many people (I've searcehd in Google), use the pattern "educate people to do something" - e.g. "Parents should educate children to be kinder.". Is this the correct use of "educate"?

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    Re: Word Pattern for Educate - educate people to do something?

    Yes, it is.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: Word Pattern for Educate - educate people to do something?

    The fact that we use certain prepositions after a verb does not necessarily mean that we cannot use other forms as well.

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    Re: Word Pattern for Educate - educate people to do something?

    And dictionaries are often poor at differentiation.

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