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brainwash

(brān′wŏsh′, -wôsh′)
tr.v. brain·washed, brain·washing, brain·washes
To subject to brainwashing.
n.
The process or an instance of brainwashing.
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"The media in general has brainwashed a little bit the Emirates," Wenger is (http://www.goal.com/en-india/news/137/england/2013/08/26/4213771/the-media-have-brainwashed-arsenal-fans-wenger?ICID=HP_HN_3) quoted by Goal.
Then I heard that the, very few, people who are brainwashed into protesting anything and everything, would be at Tower Bridge protesting.
He writes: "Of course I had to deal with all those stupid questions, both from the host, who was trying to be provocative, and some call-in nutcases, about how I was being 'brainwashed' at Harvard and what America really has in mind giving out these fellowships to unsuspecting foreigners.
I for one take it with a pinch of salt, and try to make my own mind, because ultimately we can be brainwashed into how they want us to live our lives.
A pivotal scene in the film depicts the group of soldiers seated at what they are brainwashed into believing is a garden party, in America, at which a group of matronly ladies listen to a lecture about hydrangeas--a scene that the soldiers later individually revisit in dreams with horrific glimpses into the reality of their situation.
I don't mind parties using other people's money to brainwash me but I do object to being brainwashed by my own money.
I think those claims come from people who have been brainwashed by the medicalization of therapy; they want everyone to be flat and have no problems.
Mrs W told the panel that Dr Manley had "brainwashed' her into believing it would help her overcome her mental health problems.
Even among the most brainwashed children, there is hope that rationality will prevail over mythology, at least in a few cases.
I really appreciate your August 30 story "Brainwashed No More" for helping expose the dangers of "reparative therapy." My personal experience with over six years of reparative therapy was a cycle of guilt, shame, brainwashing, and fear--these are not qualities associated with successful psychological counseling.