Definition of Inculcate

1. Verb. Teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions. "Inculcate values into the young generation"

Exact synonyms: Infuse, Instill
Generic synonyms: Drill
Specialized synonyms: Din
Derivative terms: Inculcation, Instilling



Definition of Inculcate

1. v. t. To teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; to urge on the mind; as, Christ inculcates on his followers humility.

Definition of Inculcate

1. Verb. (transitive) To teach by repeated instruction. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To induce understanding or a particular sentiment in a person or persons. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inculcate

1. [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

Medical Definition of Inculcate

1. To teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; to urge on the mind; as, Christ inculcates on his followers humility. "The most obvious and necessary duties of life they have not yet had authority enough to enforce and inculcate upon men's minds." (S. Clarke) Synonym: To instill, infuse, implant, engraft, impress. Origin: L. Inculcatus, p. P. Of inculcare to tread on; pref. In- in, on + calcare to tread, fr. Calx the heel. (27 Oct 1998)

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Literary usage of Inculcate

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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1826)
"To implant, ingraft, acd inculcate, are said of abstract opinions, or rules of right and wrong ; instil and infuse of such principles that influence the ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... they are used to inculcate lessons of piety, are specially blessed to serve as badges of pious associations or to consecrate and protect the wearer, ..."

3. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1858)
"That, on the contrary, you will come forward in the public councils, become the missionary of this doctrine, truly Chris- tan, insinuate and inculcate it, ..."

4. The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence, Addresses by George Washington (1847)
"... amidst the universal expectation of an approaching peace, to inculcate, and which I am sure the event will justify. With much truth, I am, &c. ..."

5. The Works of Hannah More by Hannah More (1835)
"... of destitute ago, and suffering royalty, but inculcate a salutary abhorrence of adulation and falsehood; a useful caution against partial and unjust ..."

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