inculcate


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in·cul·cate

 (ĭn-kŭl′kāt′, ĭn′kŭl-)
tr.v. in·cul·cat·ed, in·cul·cat·ing, in·cul·cates
1. To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill: inculcating sound principles.
2. To teach (others) by frequent instruction or repetition; indoctrinate: inculcate the young with a sense of duty.

[Latin inculcāre, inculcāt-, to force upon : in-, on; see in-2 + calcāre, to trample (from calx, calc-, heel).]

in′cul·ca′tion n.
in·cul′ca′tor n.

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]
ˌinculˈcation n
ˈinculˌcator n

in•cul•cate

(ɪnˈkʌl keɪt, ˈɪn kʌlˌkeɪt)

v.t. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
1. to implant by repeated statement or admonition: to inculcate virtue in the young.
2. to cause to accept something, as an idea.
[1540–50; < Latin inculcātus, past participle of inculcāre to trample, impress, stuff in =in- in-2 + calcāre to trample, derivative of calx heel]
in`cul•ca′tion, n.
in•cul′ca•tive (-kə tɪv) adj.
in•cul′ca•tor, n.

inculcate


Past participle: inculcated
Gerund: inculcating

Imperative
inculcate
inculcate
Present
I inculcate
you inculcate
he/she/it inculcates
we inculcate
you inculcate
they inculcate
Preterite
I inculcated
you inculcated
he/she/it inculcated
we inculcated
you inculcated
they inculcated
Present Continuous
I am inculcating
you are inculcating
he/she/it is inculcating
we are inculcating
you are inculcating
they are inculcating
Present Perfect
I have inculcated
you have inculcated
he/she/it has inculcated
we have inculcated
you have inculcated
they have inculcated
Past Continuous
I was inculcating
you were inculcating
he/she/it was inculcating
we were inculcating
you were inculcating
they were inculcating
Past Perfect
I had inculcated
you had inculcated
he/she/it had inculcated
we had inculcated
you had inculcated
they had inculcated
Future
I will inculcate
you will inculcate
he/she/it will inculcate
we will inculcate
you will inculcate
they will inculcate
Future Perfect
I will have inculcated
you will have inculcated
he/she/it will have inculcated
we will have inculcated
you will have inculcated
they will have inculcated
Future Continuous
I will be inculcating
you will be inculcating
he/she/it will be inculcating
we will be inculcating
you will be inculcating
they will be inculcating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inculcating
you have been inculcating
he/she/it has been inculcating
we have been inculcating
you have been inculcating
they have been inculcating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inculcating
you will have been inculcating
he/she/it will have been inculcating
we will have been inculcating
you will have been inculcating
they will have been inculcating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inculcating
you had been inculcating
he/she/it had been inculcating
we had been inculcating
you had been inculcating
they had been inculcating
Conditional
I would inculcate
you would inculcate
he/she/it would inculcate
we would inculcate
you would inculcate
they would inculcate
Past Conditional
I would have inculcated
you would have inculcated
he/she/it would have inculcated
we would have inculcated
you would have inculcated
they would have inculcated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.inculcate - teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; "inculcate values into the young generation"
drill - teach by repetition
din - instill (into a person) by constant repetition; "he dinned the lessons into his students"

inculcate

adjective instil, impress, implant, infuse, drill, hammer in (informal), drum in, indoctrinate Care was taken to inculcate the values of nationhood and family.

inculcate

verb
1. To fix (an idea, for example) in someone's mind by reemphasis and repetition:
2. To instruct in a body of doctrine or belief:
Translations

inculcate

[ˈɪnkʌlkeɪt] VT to inculcate sth in sbinculcar algo a algn

inculcate

[ˈɪnkʌlkeɪt] vt
to inculcate sth in sb → inculquer qch à qn

inculcate

vteinimpfen, einprägen (in sb jdm)

inculcate

[ˈɪnkʌlˌkeɪt] vt (frm) to inculcate sth in(to) sbinculcare qc a qn
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In the jungle might is right, nor does it take long to inculcate this axiom in the mind of a jungle dweller, regardless of what his past training may have been.
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Lastly, I have endeavoured strongly to inculcate, that virtue and innocence can scarce ever be injured but by indiscretion; and that it is this alone which often betrays them into the snares that deceit and villainy spread for them.
It will contain, like the Tale, a short but real narrative; it will seek, like the Parable, to convey a hidden meaning, and that not so much by the use of language, as by the skilful introduction of fictitious characters; and yet unlike to either Tale or Parable, it will ever keep in view, as its high prerogative, and inseparable attribute, the great purpose of instruction, and will necessarily seek to inculcate some moral maxim, social duty, or political truth.