inculcate

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Inculcate \In*cul"cate\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Inculcated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inculcating}.] [L. inculcatus, p. p. of inculcare to tread on; pref. in- in, on + calcare to tread, fr. calx the heel; perh. akin to E. heel. Cf. 2d {Calk}, {Heel}.] To teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; to urge on the mind; as, Christ inculcates on his followers humility.

The most obvious and necessary duties of life they have not yet had authority enough to enforce and inculcate upon men's minds. --S. Clarke.

Syn: To instill; infuse; implant; engraft; impress.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

inculcate

verb

1: teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; "inculcate values into the young generation" [syn: {inculcate}, {instill}, {infuse}]


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