When you teach your child over and over that lying is wrong by persistently repeating the lesson, this is an example of inculcate.
Inculcating sound principles.
Inculcate the young with a sense of duty.
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”).