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[in-kuhl-key-shuh n]
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  1. the act of inculcating, or teaching or influencing persistently and repeatedly so as to implant or instill an idea, theory, attitude, etc.
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Related Words for inculcation

hype, indoctrination, publicity, disinformation, training, instruction, learning, teaching, literacy, tutoring, scholarship, coaching, apprenticeship, control, development, restraint, practice, self-restraint, will, regulation

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Historical Examples of inculcation

  • The inculcation of such knowledge is an education for peace.

    The Psychology of Nations

    G.E. Partridge

  • The inculcation of a duty leaves him passionless and unmoved.

  • The ninth is the inculcation of true happiness as found in virtue.

  • Christianity is the manifestation and inculcation of Universal Love.


    William E. Channing

  • The inculcation of forgiveness is 'the most striking innovation' in the ethics of the Gospel.

    Lux Mundi


Word Origin and History for inculcation


1550s, from Late Latin inculcationem (nominative inculcatio), noun of action from past participle stem of inculcare (see inculcate).

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