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deprogram

(dē-prō′grăm′, -grəm)
tr.v. depro·grammed, depro·gramming, depro·grams or depro·gramed or depro·graming
To counteract or try to counteract the effect of an indoctrination, especially a religious or cult indoctrination.

de·pro′gram′mer n.

deprogram

(dē-prō′grăm)
To free an individual from some mentally harmful cult, religion, or political belief system.
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Yes, former bankers have intelligence and abilities, but in my opinion, they need to be deprogrammed and told they need to play the game our way if they're going to lead large shops," she said.
One who is manipulated and programmed is not merely brainwashed and filled with misinformation, and cannot be easily deprogrammed if taken from the group.
DEREVERED deprogrammed from some cult, a coined word.
Gradually, I thawed out and deprogrammed from the therapy.
Guilt also reinstalls the things we have deprogrammed by making us fear that if we turn our backs on our time-honored beliefs, we will become guilty.
The report makes recommendations such additional vehicle keys being automatically deprogrammed when a new key is obtained, and tightening ownership checks by stringent use of PINs, training in spotting forged documents and using a national database.
Allegations by the Unification Church that the Government was unresponsive to claims that its members were being confined and deprogrammed decreased.
In this film, a young suburban woman, Ruth Barron (Kate Winslet), who searches for Eastern spirituality in India as an antidote to contemporary Australian materialism and conventionality, is taken into the Australian desert by her family to be deprogrammed by an American exit counselor.
Those who were trained cannot be deprogrammed in one lifetime.
When molecular biologists speak of mutations and genetic diseases as errors in the code, the implicit, if not explicit, assumption is that they should never have existed in the first place, that they are "bugs," or mistakes that need to be deprogrammed or corrected.
You guys have to understand, I'm the son of an army brat, so we know how to be programmed and deprogrammed right away,'' O'Neal said.
Whenever a grizzly bear appears on TV he starts barking and attacks the TV with such force that he once deprogrammed everything and Comcast had to come out and fix it.