Brainwash vs Indoctrination - What's the difference?

brainwash | indoctrination |


As nouns the difference between brainwash and indoctrination

is that brainwash is an effect upon one's memory, belief, or ideas while indoctrination is the act of indoctrinating, or the condition of being indoctrinated.

As a verb brainwash

is to affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process (ie hypnosis).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

brainwash

English

Noun

(-)
  • An effect upon one's memory, belief, or ideas.
  • Verb

  • To affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process. (i.e. hypnosis)
  • (figuratively, dated) To take from an electronically controlled machine its stored-up information; to erase a computer's programming. (1960)
  • indoctrination

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of indoctrinating, or the condition of being indoctrinated
  • Instruction in the rudiments and principles of any science or belief system; information.