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 (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.
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Every school has a constitutional mandate to be the inculcator of a modern scientific temper and the medium for the flowering of human personality as well as a reservoir from which spring the streams of innovation and imagination, of dynamism in thought and action.
The question might seem odd to the American reader, since the philosopher's influence only continues to grow in the graduate programs that function here as the inculcator of critical theory.
The university played a critical role in the formation of the modern nation-state and enjoyed a special relationship that "linked [it] to the destiny of the nation-state by virtue of its role as producer, protector, and inculcator of an idea of national culture" (Readings, 1996, p.
Church and Sedlak wrote that "the strand it chose to emphasize, moreover, was the narrowest, most easily codifiable, least crucial to redefining the nature of the relation between teacher and taught, and most easily separated from Pestalozzi's vision of the school as an inculcator of moral values" (Church and Sedlak 1976, 104).