• (British, America) IPA: /ˈɪn.kʌl.keɪt/

inculcate (inculcates, present participle inculcating; past and past participle inculcated)

  1. (transitive) To teach by repeated instruction.
    Synonyms: instill, ingrain
    • 1820, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Oedipus Tyrannus; Or, Swellfoot The Tyrant: A Tragedy in Two Acts:
      Those impious Pigs,
      Who, by frequent squeaks, have dared impugn
      The settled Swellfoot system, or to make
      Irreverent mockery of the genuflexions
      Inculcated by the arch-priest, have been whipt
      Into a loyal and an orthodox whine.
  2. (transitive) To induce understanding or a particular sentiment in a person or persons.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: внушать
  • Spanish: inculcar

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