Definitions for inculcateɪnˈkʌl keɪt, ˈɪn kʌlˌkeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•cul•cateɪnˈkʌl keɪt, ˈɪn kʌlˌkeɪt(v.t.)-cat•ed, -cat•ing.

  1. to implant by repeated statement or admonition:

    to inculcate virtue in the young.

  2. to cause to accept something, as an idea.

Origin of inculcate:

1540–50; < L inculcātus, ptp. of inculcāre to trample, impress, stuff in =in-in-2+calcāre to trample, der. of calx heel


Princeton's WordNet

  1. inculcate, instill, infuse(verb)

    teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions

    "inculcate values into the young generation"


  1. inculcate(Verb)

    To teach by repeated instruction.

  2. inculcate(Verb)

    To induce understanding or a particular sentiment in a person or persons.

  3. Origin: From inculcatus, perfect passive participle of inculco, from in + calco, from calx.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inculcate(verb)

    to teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; to urge on the mind; as, Christ inculcates on his followers humility


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