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infix

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of infix

  1. 1 to produce a vivid impression of a puzzling detail that had been infixed in the detective's mind for over a decade Synonyms of infix brand, etch, impress, imprint, engrave, ingrain (also engrain)Words Related to infix enroot, imbue, implant, inculcate, infuse, instill; fix, set, stampNear Antonyms of infix blot out, erase, expunge, obliterate

  2. 2 to set permanently in the consciousness or mind-set a football coach celebrated for infixing in his players an all-consuming will to win Synonyms of infix breed, enroot, inculcate, implant, inseminate, instill, plant, sowWords Related to infix drive, hammer, pound; embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), fix, lodge, root; imbue, infuse, ingrain (also engrain), inoculate, invest, steep, suffuse

Synonym Discussion of infix

implant, inculcate, instill, inseminate, infix mean to introduce into the mind. implant implies teaching that makes for permanence of what is taught.
    • implanted a love of reading in her students
inculcate implies persistent or repeated efforts to impress on the mind.
    • tried to inculcate in him high moral standards
instill stresses gradual, gentle imparting of knowledge over a long period of time.
    • instill traditional values in your children
inseminate applies to a sowing of ideas in many minds so that they spread through a class or nation.
    • inseminated an unquestioning faith in technology
infix stresses firmly inculcating a habit of thought.
    • infixed a chronic cynicism

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