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- (transitive) To teach by repeated instruction.
- (transitive) To induce understanding or a particular sentiment in a person or persons.
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- 1932: Wordless conditioning ... cannot inculcate the more complex courses of behaviour. — Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
- 1943: The right defense against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments. — The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis
teach by repeated instruction
to induce understanding or a particular sentiment in a person or persons