AskDefine | Define inculcate

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

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  1. To teach by repeated instruction
  2. To induce understanding or a particular sentiment in a person or persons


  • 1932: Wordless conditioning ... cannot inculcate the more complex courses of behaviour. — Brave New World, Aldous Huxley


teach by repeated instruction
  • German: einimpfen, einschärfen

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