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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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This bias has found its way into the behavioral health field and mirrors many of the racist assumptions that prevailed in the past, such as that improvement of quality of life means being deprogrammed from one's cultural identity.
In some lab tests, stem cells that have been effectively deprogrammed to help regenerate a particular organ have appeared to turn cancerous.
"The foreign tour operators have positively reacted and have not deprogrammed the destination of Marrakech," he said, noting that they continue to work together with their Moroccan counterparts to ensure their customers that safety and stability prevail in Morocco in general and Marrakech in particular.
Instead, contemporary political societies have "realities," (e.g., "framing" in American political discourse today) and these are, according to Wheeler, "derivative: cannot be considered independent; are plural and variable depending on the who, when and where of individual perception; and crucially can be manipulated and programmed (or deprogrammed) using the correct tools" (95).
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.