What does inculcate mean?

Definitions for inculcateɪnˈkʌl keɪt, ˈɪn kʌlˌkeɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word inculcate.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inculcate

    in-kul′kāt, v.t. to enforce by frequent admonitions or repetitions.—ns. Inculcā′tion; Incul′cātor. [L. inculcāre, -ātumin, into, calcāre, to tread—calx, the heel.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inculcate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inculcate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The primary responsibility is to ask to oneself before wearing a mask of anyone in any function if that would help anyhow to inculcate his/her any quality or it is just a futile task.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    I'm writing and posting never to please or displease anyone. Rather, I'm writing and posting just to express, publicize and inculcate my thought-provoking ideas, quotes and insights. -Emeasoba George

  3. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.

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