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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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
Inculcating a false sense of security is totally counterproductive.
If knowledge does not have economic value then resources should not be invested
  in producing it or inculcating it in others.
He sees his task as an educator to be one of inculcating such faith.
Inside were detailed instructions on everything from managing colic to
  inculcating idealism.
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