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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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Sometimes that education requires the expunging, or deprogramming, of bad habits.
Karl P, Foley T The use ofa deprogramming appliance to obtain centric relation records.
biblical literacy and biblical spirituality necessarily [involve] a measure of historical-critical deprogramming, for both Church and world, having mistakenly assumed that a dissecting approach to the Bible is the only intellectually mature approach, have fostered a suspicion of Scripture that must be addressed before the encounter with the Word made flesh can take place through the Word of God in written form.
Now it occurs to me while watching the events about the Big I's incident -- wouldn't it be lovely if the country for which we fought thought as much of a bunch of traumatized vets as it does for its war dogs and devoted some resources to the deprogramming of us vets to make re-entry to civilian life easier?
Scientists do have methods for turning marrow stem cells into other adult cell types, but these methods typically require a radical and risky deprogramming of marrow cells to an embryonic-like stem-cell state, followed by a complex series of molecular nudges toward a given adult cell fate.
He said: "This is not about brainwashing or deprogramming there's nothing that's quite so scientific in that respect, it's about providing the support of a community around individuals so that they know if they have concerns or grievances there are other ways of working them out.
Heft, who is engaged in deprogramming of extremists, was all praise about the Prince Muhammad bin Naif Counseling Center that was instrumental in changing the mindset of hundreds of Saudi militants, and said he was looking forward to meet with its officials to exchange ideas and expertise.
The individual is instructed to keep his/her teeth out of contact while the jig is being adjusted to avoid hindering the deprogramming.
With the help of comrade Andrew Scott (Lundgren), the seemingly indestructible special op has been methodically recruiting and deprogramming other UniSols, freeing them of control by government-employed overlords and readying them for revenge.
6) Nearly 40 Islamic scholars and religious leaders comprise a group dedicated to deprogramming detainees.
Information disease: effects of covert induction and deprogramming.