When you teach your child over and over that lying is wrong by persistently repeating the lesson, this is an example of inculcate.
transitive verb-·cat·ed, -·cat·ing
Origin of inculcatefrom Classical Latin inculcatus, past participle of inculcare, to tread in, tread down from in-, in, on + calcare, to trample underfoot from calx, heel: see calcar
transitive verbin·cul·cat·ed, in·cul·cat·ing, in·cul·cates
- To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill: inculcating sound principles.
- To teach (others) by frequent instruction or repetition; indoctrinate: inculcate the young with a sense of duty.
Origin of inculcateLatin inculcāre inculcāt- to force upon in- on ; see in- 2. calcāre to trample ( from calx calc- heel )
(third-person singular simple present inculcates, present participle inculcating, simple past and past participle inculcated)
From inculcātus, perfect passive participle of inculcō (“impress upon, force upon”), from in + calcō (“tread upon, trample”), from calx (“heel”).