- to implant by repeated statement or admonition; teach persistently and earnestly (usually followed by upon or in): to inculcate virtue in the young.
- to cause or influence (someone) to accept an idea or feeling (usually followed by with): Socrates inculcated his pupils with the love of truth.
Origin of inculcate
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Examples from the Web for inculcated
It was inculcated by Washington; it has been adhered to by his successors ever since.Latin America and the United States
It was a patterned, an inculcated, a stage-directed fixed idea.Pariah Planet
By its teachings and its obligations, universal charity was inculcated.Mysticism and its Results
The probability is, that the principles they inculcated achieved your fortune.The Wedding Ring
T. De Witt Talmage
But this self-command is inculcated that we may be fit to pray.Expositions of Holy Scripture
- (tr) to instil by forceful or insistent repetition
Word Origin and History for inculcated
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.