20/04/16 “Bring Up” & “Educate”

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Bring up and the noun upbringing are mostly used for the moral and social training that children receive at home. Educate and education are used for the intellectual and cultural training that people get at school and university.

Examples:
She was brought up by her grandparents and educated at the local secondary school.
Their kids are very badly brought up – always screaming and fighting. (NOT Their kids are very badly educated)
Would you rather have a good upbringing and a bad education, or the opposite?