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inculcate
American English: /ɪnˈkəlˌkeɪt/
, /ˈɪnkəlˌkeɪt/
British English: /ˈɪnkʌlkeɪt/

transitive verb

  • [formal]to inculcate something in(to) somebodyto inculcate somebody with something
    inculcarle algo a alguien
    inculcar algo en alguien
    Example sentences
    • Childhood is the right time to inculcate the trait of kindness and how better can one do it than by example?
    • The poet uses his imaginative freedom to doubt the presence of the spirit of Ahalya in this particular stone that inculcates the feminine charm of the sculpture.
    • But the meritocratic system that produced Laura and me not only produced outsized expectations; it inculcated a belief that we deserved wonderful jobs and a comfortable lifestyle.
    Example sentences
    • He is here when we unlearn the violence and greed we are inculcated with as Americans, and practice peacemaking and reconciliation.
    • They inculcated us with the values of accomplishment and decency.
    • Spoiled was my mother's resolution of the dilemma of raising a child in an environment free from prejudice, yet inculcating him with a resistance to odd and alluring temptations.

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