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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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The killer-zombies in our cities and villages must be forcibly disarmed and either deprogrammed or eliminated.
Perhaps religious fundamentalists could be deprogrammed by being made to watch Star Trek reruns until they get it
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.
Not only can the followers of radical Islamists be deprogrammed, but their enablers can also be confronted and perhaps even convinced of the errors of their ways.
Adult learners must often be deprogrammed before new learning can take place.
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.
Those who were trained cannot be deprogrammed in one lifetime.