Definition of 'brainwash'
Example sentences containing 'brainwash'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
This tends to dispel any worries subjects may still be harbouring about being "brainwashed". Self-Hypnosis (1994)It is a worrying example of how easily brainwashed young people can be. The Sun (2015)In fact production had soared and construction had doubled but his opponents had brainwashed the people with false facts. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The only person brainwashing the public in recent years is Wenger. The Sun (2012)Young women should have role models who aren't constantly on diets and brainwashed about fitting into tiny clothes. The Sun (2013)They brainwashed the people - obviously. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Trends of 'brainwash'
Used Rarely. brainwash is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'brainwash'
British English: brainwash VERB
If you brainwash someone, you force them to believe something by continually telling them that it is true, and preventing them from thinking about it properly.
They brainwash people into giving up all their money.
- American English: brainwash
- Brazilian Portuguese: fazer uma lavagem cerebral em
- Chinese: 给…洗脑
- European Spanish: lavar el cerebro a
- French: faire subir un lavage de cerveau à
- German: einer Gehirnwäsche unterziehen
- Italian: fare il lavaggio del cervello a
- Japanese: 洗脳する
- Korean: 세뇌하다
- European Portuguese: fazer uma lavagem ao cérebro em
- Spanish: lavar el cerebro a
Definition of brainwash from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
In the market for some new terms of endearment? Here’s the etymology behind some of the most popular.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the course.
Smarter tech can be a game-changer for those with different needs
Improving accessibility when banking is a key focus this year, here are some of ways tech is helping make managing money easier for everyone.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.