inculcate

[in-kuhl-keyt, in-kuhl-keyt]
verb (used with object), inculcated, inculcating.
1.
to implant by repeated statement or admonition; teach persistently and earnestly (usually followed by upon or in ): to inculcate virtue in the young.
2.
to cause or influence (someone) to accept an idea or feeling (usually followed by with ): Socrates inculcated his pupils with the love of truth.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin inculcātus past participle of inculcāre to trample, impress, stuff in, equivalent to in- in-2 + culc- (variant, in noninitial position, of calc-, stem of calx heel) + -ātus -ate1

inculcation, noun
inculcative [in-kuhl-kuh-tiv] , inculcatory, adjective
inculcator, noun

inculcate, indoctrinate.


1. instill, infix, ingrain.
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inculcate (ˈɪnkʌlˌkeɪt, ɪnˈkʌlkeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to instil by forceful or insistent repetition
 
[C16: from Latin inculcāre to tread upon, ram down, from in-² + calcāre to trample, from calx heel]
 
incul'cation
 
n
 
'inculcator
 
n

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Main Entry:  inculcate1
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to teach or instill through repetition
Etymology:  Latin in- + calcare 'to trample'
Main Entry:  inculcate2
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to cause to accept a belief or idea through repetition
Etymology:  Latin in- + calcare 'to trample'
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inculcate
1540s, from L. inculcatus, pp. of inculcare "force upon, stamp in," from in- "in" + calcare "to tread, press in," from calx (1) "heel."
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Example sentences
Inculcate thus pleasantly right standards of drama, and the lure of vaudeville and picture show is weakened.
Use of imaginative literature to inculcate a heightened awareness of stylistic choices can tangibly benefit student writing.
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