Since 1980, American child-rearing has sought to inculcate self-esteem in the young.
Larson does not explain that the Vice-Chancellor was spared in order to inculcate uncertainty.
Where, laddie—where are a' the precepts I endeavoured to inculcate into you now?
His laws were intended to check luxury and to inculcate the simplest habits.
Although a body professing to inculcate pure spiritual truths, the church teaches the grossest form of materialism.
It was this reliance that I was endeavouring to inculcate in every day's work in the Chapel.
The poet was to labor for the advancement of what he felt to be unholy—he was to inculcate what would lower the perfection of man.
Was it his duty to inculcate a proper respect for his betters into this boy?
He begins to explain to them the mysteries of wisdom, and to inculcate them with those precepts with which he was imbued.
But in that I have never omitted to inculcate a strict adherence to the principles of it.
to cause to accept a belief or idea through repetition
Latin in- + calcare 'to trample'
1540s, from Latin inculcatus, past participle of inculcare "force upon, stamp in, tread down," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + calcare "to tread, press in," from calx (1) "heel." Related: Inculcated; inculcating.