Inculcate



[in-kuhl-keyt, in-kuhl-keyt] /ɪnˈkʌl keɪt, ˈɪn kʌlˌkeɪt/

verb (used with object), inculcated, inculcating.
1.
to implant by repeated statement or admonition; teach persistently and earnestly (usually followed by upon or in):
to inculcate virtue in the young.
2.
to cause or influence (someone) to accept an idea or feeling (usually followed by with):
Socrates inculcated his pupils with the love of truth.
/ˈɪnkʌlˌkeɪt; ɪnˈkʌlkeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to instil by forceful or insistent repetition
verb

to cause to accept a belief or idea through repetition
Word Origin

Latin in- + calcare ‘to trample’
v.

1540s, from Latin inculcatus, past participle of inculcare “force upon, stamp in, tread down,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + calcare “to tread, press in,” from calx (1) “heel.” Related: Inculcated; inculcating.

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