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synonyms for educable

  • docile
  • instructible
  • teachable
  • trainable
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How to use educable in a sentence

Animals are educable in different degrees; but where they are educable they begin to profit by experience from the first.
EVOLUTION IN MODERN THOUGHTERNST HAECKEL
In their stead he has a greater plasticity of nature, and a more educable intelligence.
DETERMINISM OR FREE-WILL?CHAPMAN COHEN
The learner could not possibly be educable, that is, susceptible of receiving instruction, unless he were able to think.
THE REFORM OF EDUCATIONGIOVANNI GENTILE
While atavism itself is unquestioned, this method seizes upon rigid physical characters to measure educable qualities.
THE ARENAVARIOUS
But this freak is a very educable creature, as Professor Yerkes has shown.
THE OUTLINE OF SCIENCE, VOL. 1 (OF 4)J. ARTHUR THOMSON
In 1869 it was estimated that there were in the State 34,000 Negro children of educable age.
THE JOURNAL OF NEGRO HISTORY, VOLUME 5, 1920VARIOUS
As to structure, human nature is undoubtedly the most plastic part of the living world, the most adaptable, the most educable.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SOCIOLOGYROBERT E. PARK
I am convinced from experience that it is both normal and educable though not usually active in the large majority of people.
SECOND SIGHTSEPHARIAL
They can master routine, but as regards initiative, judgment, and power to reason they are little educable.
THE MEASUREMENT OF INTELLIGENCELEWIS MADISON TERMAN
From the Arab type we may expect more highly educable people than is afforded by the other distinct groups.
APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, MAY, 1900VARIOUS
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