- v persuade completely, often through coercion
The propaganda brainwashed many people
- v submit to brainwashing; indoctrinate forcibly
- Is it because we like to keep the American people ignorant so it's that much easier to brainwash them with patriotism while eviscerating the First Amendment?.
- Even then, Hamas and Islamic Jihad had to cajole--some might say brainwash--young men into believing that the rewards of paradise outweighed the prospects of life on earth.
- And then there were Russia's American public relations flaks, who hovered around the traveling press like some sort of Orwellian brainwash guard, bright, smiling and familiar .
- Hamid Karzai in International Herald Tribune
I condemn it in the strongest terms and call on the international community to work with Afghanistan in stopping sanctuaries that raise, train and brainwash young people to become suicide attackers,Karzai said in a statement.
- Banksy in BBC News
Andy Warhol was replicating images to show they were meaningless,says Banksy. "And now thanks to Mister Brainwash, they're definitely meaningless."
- Mike Knuble in SLAM! Sports
I think it's comical,added Knuble. "We saw the article and we all got a chuckle out of it. It's like the team is promoting a mentality to brainwash players into doing things on the ice. Those are incidents where they all happened to be...