EDUCATE vs. RAISE
17 / 02 / 2006
EDUCATE vs. RAISE: meaning and examples
Yesterday we explained the difference between the adjectives EDUCATED
(someone who has received a good education) and POLITE
(someone who behaves courteously). Today we are going to learn the difference between the verbs TO EDUCATE
and TO RAISE
. Both words are often used to refer to children.
: to teach someone or provide education or schooling to someone. It is often used in the passive form
(to be educated somewhere or by someone
Jeremy was educated
in a strict boarding school, whereas his sister had quite a progressive education.
My parents, my brothers and sisters and I all had Mrs. Kelly as a primary school teacher. She has educated
generations of children in this town.
: to care for, teach and socialize a child at home. A synonym for this verb is to bring up a child
. It is usually done by parents or guardians (tutores legales
My parents raised
me to be polite and considerate of others.
Do you think that children today are being raised
with different values than in the past?
From the above examples, you can see that the Spanish word educar
is a false friend
that means raise
when it refers to the relationship between parents and guardians and their children
. We only use the verb educated when it is related to teachers and students
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