inculcate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From inculcātus, perfect passive participle of inculcō (impress upon, force upon), from in + calcō (tread upon, trample), from calx (heel).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

inculcate (third-person singular simple present inculcates, present participle inculcating, simple past and past participle inculcated)

  1. (transitive) To teach by repeated instruction.
  2. (transitive) To induce understanding or a particular sentiment in a person or persons.

Quotations[edit]

1932
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  • 1932: Wordless conditioning ... cannot inculcate the more complex courses of behaviour. — Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

inculcate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of inculcare
  2. second-person plural imperative of inculcare
  3. feminine plural of inculcato

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

inculcāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of inculcātus