- v persuade completely, often through coercion
The propaganda brainwashed many people
- v submit to brainwashing; indoctrinate forcibly
- a subjected to intensive forced indoctrination resulting in the rejection of old beliefs and acceptance of new ones
brainwashed prisoners of war
captive audiences for TV commercials can become brainwashed consumers
- Elizabeth Smart brainwashed, as her father insists? Does she need to be deprogrammed like some runaway Moonie or Hare Krishna? Or is she simply a victim of the famous Stockholm .
- Between the liberal fantasies about Brownshirts at town halls and the conservative concoctions of brainwashed children goose-stepping to school, you'd think the Palm in Washington .
- Dodd Romero, Rodriguez's former trainer and godfather to his children, told Good Morning America that Madonna has "brainwashed" the ballplayer with teachings of Kabbalah, the form .
News & Articles
- Book Review: Brainwashed
Brainwashed, by Sally Satel and Scott O Lilienfeld. Basic Books. I wanted to dislike this book. You see, I was suspicious of the fact that one of the authors is a resident scholar with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), an organization whose political values I oppose, and, insofar as it's an organization with political values, has little business going near science. Then, when I found that ...
June 18, 2013 - Discover
- Imelda Staunton in Forbes
There can't be any mess or individuality,Staunton said. "But, of course, that leads to brainwashed people."
- Magnus Ranstorp in Forbes
People often assume that terrorists are poor, disadvantaged people who are brainwashed or need the money. But the ones who actually perpetrate violence without handlers and manipulation are highly intelligent by necessity,said Magnus...
- Afrasiab Khattak in Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)
We have to make the Pashtuns who are involved in extremism sit down and we have to talk to them,Khattak said. "Most of those who are involved are absolutely mistaken, misguided and brainwashed."