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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 of ingrain endue (or indue), imbue, inculcate, infuse (also engrain), inoculate, invest, steep, suffuseWords Related to ingrain animate, charge, enliven, invigorate, leaven; implant, instill, plant; impregnate, permeate, pervade, saturate; deluge, drown, fill, flood, inundate, overwhelm, submergeNear Antonyms of ingrain 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 of ingrain brand, etch, impress, imprint, infix, engrave (also engrain)Words Related to ingrain enroot, imbue, implant, inculcate, infuse, instill; fix, set, stampNear Antonyms of ingrain 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 of ingrain bed, embed (also imbed), enroot, fix, impact, implant, entrench (also engrain), lodge, rootWords Related to ingrain imbue, infuse, instill; beat (into), drive (into); establish, place, put, settle, stickNear Antonyms of ingrain eliminate, eradicate; eject, expel; detach, disconnect, disengage, removeAntonyms of ingrain 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 of ingrain built-in, constitutional, constitutive, essential, hardwired, immanent, inborn, inbred, indigenous, inherent, ingrained (also engrained), innate, integral, intrinsic, native, naturalWords Related to ingrain basic, deep-rooted, elemental, fundamental; congenital, hereditary, inherited, inmost, inner, interior; internal; characteristic, distinctive, peculiar; habitual, inveterate; normal, regular, typicalNear Antonyms of ingrain alien, foreign; accidental, coincidental, incidental; acquired, adscititious; superficial, surface; exterior, externalAntonyms of ingrain adventitious, extraneous, extrinsic


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