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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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Ruth's family is convinced that isolating Ruth with deprogrammer PJ Waters in the so-called "Halfway Hut" in the outback will return her to her authentic Australian identity.
Waters (Harvey Keitel), the cult deprogrammer, begins his work with Ruth by engaging and trying to best her in discussions of philosophy and spirituality.
It remains concerned, however, by the tendency of officials to judge kidnapping and deprogramming by victim's family members and deprogrammers as a family matter.
An ironic circumstance does force Ruth to return home, however, and when she arrives, she finds that her well-intentioned, doltish family has hired a deprogrammer to put an end to all her mystical foolishness.
Tricked into returning home, Ruth soon finds herself trapped in an isolated outback shack with a macho, middle-age American deprogrammer, Keitel's PJ Waters.
Holy Smoke Harvey Keitel reteams with ``Piano'' director Jane Campion to play a cult deprogrammer who falls in love with a woman he has been paid to find.
Holy Smoke Harvey Keitel reteams with ``Piano'' director Jane Campion, playing a cult deprogrammer who falls in love with a woman he has been paid to find.
Keitel plays a cult deprogrammer who catches up with her.
Goto recently spoke to more than 150 scholars at the annual conference of the Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) to detail his terrifying experience of kidnap at torture at the hands of religious deprogrammers in Japan.
Unification Church leadership reported that the number of abductions declined due to the Government's increasing willingness to prosecute deprogrammers.
The Unification Church reported some adherents were pressured by family members and professional deprogrammers to leave the church.
The deprogrammers stirred up hatred and fear in my family and home town.