1. [syn: inculcate, instill, infuse]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Inculcate \In*cul"cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inculcated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Inculcating.] [L. inculcatus, p. p. of
inculcare to tread on; pref. in- in, on + calcare to tread,
fr. calx the heel; perh. akin to E. heel. Cf. 2d Calk,
To teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions;
to urge on the mind; as, Christ inculcates on his followers
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.
Syn: To instill; infuse; implant; engraft; impress.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions;
"inculcate values into the young generation" [syn:
inculcate, instill, infuse]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
20 Moby Thesaurus words for "inculcate":
beat into, brainwash, catechize, condition, engrave, etch, grave,
imbue, implant, impregnate, impress, imprint, indoctrinate, infix,
infuse, inoculate, inscribe, instill, program, stamp