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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).]
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(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]
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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.
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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"
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adjective instil, impress, implant, infuse, drill, hammer in (informal), drum in, indoctrinate Care was taken to inculcate the values of nationhood and family.
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1. To fix (an idea, for example) in someone's mind by reemphasis and repetition:
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inculcate[ˈɪnkʌlkeɪt] VT to inculcate sth in sb → inculcar algo a algn
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to inculcate sth in sb → inculquer qch à qn
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inculcate[ˈɪnkʌlˌkeɪt] vt (frm) to inculcate sth in(to) sb → inculcare qc a qn
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