- (transitive) To teach by repeated instruction.
1932, Aldous Huxley, Brave New World:
- Wordless conditioning ... cannot inculcate the more complex courses of behaviour.
- (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.
teach by repeated instruction
to induce understanding or a particular sentiment in a person or persons