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

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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