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inseminate

verb

Synonyms of inseminate

to set permanently in the consciousness or mind-set
  • the notion that their monarch ruled by divine right had been inseminated in the people for countless generations

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How does the verb inseminate differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of inseminate are implant, inculcate, infix, and instill. While all these words mean "to introduce into the mind," 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

When could implant be used to replace inseminate?

While the synonyms implant and inseminate are close in meaning, implant implies teaching that makes for permanence of what is taught.

implanted a love of reading in her students

When might inculcate be a better fit than inseminate?

In some situations, the words inculcate and inseminate are roughly equivalent. However, inculcate implies persistent or repeated efforts to impress on the mind.

tried to inculcate in him high moral standards

When can infix be used instead of inseminate?

The meanings of infix and inseminate largely overlap; however, infix stresses firmly inculcating a habit of thought.

infixed a chronic cynicism

When is instill a more appropriate choice than inseminate?

The words instill and inseminate can be used in similar contexts, but instill stresses gradual, gentle imparting of knowledge over a long period of time.

instill traditional values in your children

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The first known use of inseminate was circa 1623

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“Inseminate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/inseminate. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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