inculcate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v inculcate teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions "inculcate values into the young generation"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Inculcate To teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; to urge on the mind; as, Christ inculcates on his followers humility. "The most obvious and necessary duties of life they have not yet had authority enough to enforce and inculcate upon men's minds."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inculcate To impress by frequent admonitions, or by forcible statement or argument; enforce or stamp upon the mind.
    • inculcate Synonyms Ingraft, Instil, etc. See implant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Inculcate in-kul′kāt to enforce by frequent admonitions or repetitions
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Quotations

  • Charles Lamb
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    “How a sickness enlarges the dimensions of a man's self to himself! He is his own exclusive object. Supreme selfishness is inculcated in him as his only duty,”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inculcatus, p. p. of inculcare, to tread on; pref. in-, in, on + calcare, to tread, fr. calx, the heel; perh. akin to E. heel,. Cf. 2d Calk Heel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. inculcāre, -ātumin, into, calcāre, to tread—calx, the heel.

Usage

In literature:

Mingled with this was a deep hate of all things American inculcated by the Berlin Government.
"Face to Face with Kaiserism" by James W. Gerard
Ramanand himself did not go so far, and remained a good Hindu, inculcating the special worship of Rama and his consort Sita.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
They banished violence, they allowed no venality, and they inculcated moderation in passion.
"The Task of Social Hygiene" by Havelock Ellis
The high standard of discipline inculcated through years in the Force was adhered to throughout.
"Policing the Plains" by R.G. MacBeth
By its teachings and its obligations, universal charity was inculcated.
"Mysticism and its Results" by John Delafield
The probability is, that the principles they inculcated achieved your fortune.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
The doctrines inculcated in them were subversive of every principle of morality and religion.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
The proper behavior in church should be taught rather by trying to inculcate the spirit of worship than by making rules to be followed.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
And are these feelings not worth inculcating?
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor" by Stephen Cullen Carpenter
This idea is inculcated from their earliest infancy.
"The Prairie Traveler" by Randolph Marcy
The teachings of early life, the precepts inculcated by a pious mother, stand him in stead now.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Was it his duty to inculcate a proper respect for his betters into this boy?
"Wikkey" by YAM
In the life and discipline of the school, constant effort is made to inculcate Christian principles.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
The feelings it inculcates and appeals to are those of universal human nature, and presented in their purest, most unpretending form.
"The Life of Friedrich Schiller" by Thomas Carlyle
The doctrine referred to is common to him and many other poets; but he perhaps inculcates it more frequently than any other.
"Notes and Queries, Number 73, March 22, 1851" by Various
It should be regarded not merely as a book for literary improvement, but as inculcating great and indispensable moral truths.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
Such is the lesson which these "follies of the wise" ought to inculcate.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847" by Various
Ritual, therefore, suggests sentiments, but it never inculcates doctrines.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Commands inculcating the swearing of the oath.
"The Ordinance of Covenanting" by John Cunningham
Sessions had inculcated in her the earnest idea that most parts of New York weren't quite nice.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
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In poetry:

Yet still its words of love survive
The shocks and tragedies of time,
And bid our drooping hearts revive,
Inculcating the faith sublime
That, while the urn in ruin lies,
Love soars immortal to the skies.
"In A Columbarium" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

John Gutfreund was responsible for inculcating in his young traders -- at Phillip Brothers and Salomon -- that to trade successfully one must take enormous speculative positions.
But no feminist — not Gloria Steinem, not Betty Friedan — ever inculcated me with that idea.
Kaplan (Balkan Ghosts), correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, inculcates a paradigm shift when he suggests that the site of 21st-century geopolitical significance will be the Indian Ocean , not the northern Atlantic.
"When it comes to the expres­sion and incul­ca­tion of reli­gious doc­trine, there can be no doubt that the mes­sen­ger matters.".
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In science:

The opposite advice, always use the theoretical null, has been inculcated by a century of classic one-case-at-a-time testing to the point where it is almost subliminal, but it exposes the statistician to obvious criticism in situations like the BRCA and HIV data.
Microarrays, Empirical Bayes and the Two-Groups Model
Lester, who were instrumental in inculcating in me much of the material discussed. I also thank M.
Tools for extracting new physics in events with missing transverse momentum
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