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Meaning of INCULCATE

Pronunciation:  in'kulkeyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
 

INCULCATE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: infuse, instill
 
 See Also: din, drill

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*cul"cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inculcated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Inculcating}.] [L. inculcatus, p. p. of
inculcare to tread on; pref. in- in, on + calcare to tread,
fr. calx the heel; perh. akin to E. heel. Cf. 2d {Calk},
{Heel}.]
To teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions;
to urge on the mind; as, Christ inculcates on his followers
humility.

      The most obvious and necessary duties of life they have
      not yet had authority enough to enforce and inculcate
      upon men's minds.                        --S. Clarke.

Syn: To instill; infuse; implant; engraft; impress.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: beat into, brainwash, catechize, condition, engrave, etch, grave, imbue, implant, impregnate, impress, imprint, indoctrinate, infix, infuse, inoculate, inscribe, instill, program, stamp
 

 

 

 

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