verb (used with object), in·cul·cat·ed, in·cul·cat·ing.
Origin of inculcate
Examples from the Web for inculcate
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.
They tried to inculcate local initiative and independent action.Selected Works of Voltairine de Cleyre|Voltairine de Cleyre
It is one of the consolations of middle-aged reformers that the good they inculcate must live after them if it is to live at all.
Above all things, my dear, let us inculcate these great virtues and bright excellences upon our children.
I do not know that it does not go so far as even to inculcate justice to ourselves before generosity to our fellows.Ishmael|Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
What I am trying to do is to inculcate in your minds, if possible, a sane, well-balanced view of all things sexual.Woman|William J. Robinson
Word Origin for inculcate
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.