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ingrain

verb
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engrain

Synonyms and Antonyms of ingrain

  1. 1 to cause (as a person) to become filled or saturated with a certain quality or principle the journalism professor has long ingrained his students with a deep respect for their chosen profession Synonyms endue (or indue), imbue, inculcate, infuse (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 produce a vivid impression of the third-world privation he had witnessed forever ingrained itself upon the young doctor's memory Synonyms brand, etch, impress, imprint, infix, engrave (also engrain)Related Words enroot, imbue, implant, inculcate, infuse, instill; fix, set, stampNear Antonyms blot out, erase, expunge, obliterate

  3. 3 to set solidly in or as if in surrounding matter tried to ingrain traditional values in their children Synonyms bed, embed (also imbed), enroot, fix, impact, implant, entrench (also engrain), lodge, rootRelated Words imbue, infuse, instill; beat (into), drive (into); establish, place, put, settle, stickNear Antonyms eliminate, eradicate; eject, expel; detach, disconnect, disengage, removeAntonyms dislodge, root (out), uproot


ingrain

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of ingrain

  1. being a part of the innermost nature of a person or thing an ingrain skepticism that saves him from falling for every hoax that comes along Synonyms built-in, constitutional, constitutive, essential, hardwired, immanent, inborn, inbred, indigenous, inherent, ingrained (also engrained), innate, integral, intrinsic, native, naturalRelated Words basic, deep-rooted, elemental, fundamental; congenital, hereditary, inherited, inmost, inner, interior; internal; characteristic, distinctive, peculiar; habitual, inveterate; normal, regular, typicalNear Antonyms alien, foreign; accidental, coincidental, incidental; acquired, adscititious; superficial, surface; exterior, externalAntonyms adventitious, extraneous, extrinsic


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