Inculcate meaning

ĭn-kŭl'kāt', ĭn'kŭl-
The definition of inculcate is to teach or instill something in a person by repeating the lesson over and over.

When you teach your child over and over that lying is wrong by persistently repeating the lesson, this is an example of inculcate.

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To impress upon the mind by frequent repetition or persistent urging.
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To teach by repeated instruction.
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To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

Inculcating sound principles.

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To induce understanding or a particular sentiment in a person or persons.
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To teach (others) by frequent instruction or repetition; indoctrinate.

Inculcate the young with a sense of duty.

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Origin of inculcate

  • Latin inculcāre inculcāt- to force upon in- on in–2 calcāre to trample (from calx calc- heel)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From inculcātus, perfect passive participle of inculcō (“impress upon, force upon”), from in + calcō (“tread upon, trample”), from calx (“heel”).
    From Wiktionary