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inculcate


inculcate

verb

Definition of INCULCATE

1
to cause (as a person) to become filled or saturated with a certain quality or principle <dedicated teachers inculcating young minds with a love of learning>
Synonyms endue (or indue), imbue, inculcate, ingrain (also engrain), inoculate, invest, steep, suffuse
2
to set permanently in the consciousness or mind-set <a malcontent who inculcated in his offspring an abiding distrust of all civil authority>
Related Words drive, hammer, pound; embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), fix, lodge, root; imbue, infuse, ingrain (also engrain), inoculate, invest, steep, suffuse

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