Synonyms and Antonyms of inculcate

  1. 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, infuse, ingrain (also engrain), inoculate, invest, steep, suffuseRelated Words animate, charge, enliven, invigorate, leaven; implant, instill, plant; impregnate, permeate, pervade, saturate; deluge, drown, fill, flood, inundate, overwhelm, submergeNear Antonyms deprive, divest, strip; clear, empty; eliminate, remove, take away

  2. 2 to set permanently in the consciousness or mind-set a malcontent who inculcated in his offspring an abiding distrust of all civil authority Synonyms breed, enroot, implant, infix, inseminate, instill, plant, sowRelated 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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contemplative of or relative to the past

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