What is the opposite of educate?

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(decrease) Opposite of to teach, train or educate in a given field
(mislead) Opposite of to teach, train or educate in a given field
“The teacher worried that her lack of content knowledge in mathematics might have caused her to mislead her students in science.”
Opposite of to train or mold by instruction or example
“If they ripped Manny away from my loving arms, they could begin tormenting him mentally and emotionally to break his fragile spirit.”
Opposite of to make human or humane
Opposite of to teach, train or educate in a given field
“It is unfair to students to miseducate and confuse them about the nature of the scientific process.”
Opposite of to give advice and instruction
“The supervisor was jealous of his underling and would constantly try to undermine her.”
Opposite of to help to clarify or explain
“Mulder's desire is to dispel the lies that obscure the truth and liberate it from the powers that hold it in restraints.”
Opposite of to provide (someone) with an understanding of something profound
Opposite of to act as someone's mentor
“That success was short-lived, as his time with the grappling arts began to hinder his career.”
Opposite of instruct, usually in recreation
Opposite of to nurture and care for (someone or something) as they grow
“She would never abandon her children regardless of the circumstances.”
Opposite of to affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process
Opposite of acculturate or educate
Opposite of to explain something clearly and carefully
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