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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).]
(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]
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•tive (-kə tɪv) adj.
Past participle: inculcated
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|Verb||1.||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[ˈɪnkʌlkeɪt] VT to inculcate sth in sb → inculcar algo a algn
to inculcate sth in sb → inculquer qch à qn