American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To ingrain.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See ingrain, ingrainer.
- v. alternative spelling of ingrain.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To dye in grain, or of a fast color. See ingrain.
- v. To incorporate with the grain or texture of anything; to infuse deeply. See Ingrain.
- v. To color in imitation of the grain of wood; to grain. See Grain, v. t., 1.
- Middle English engreinen, to dye with cochineal or kermes, from Old French engrainer : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + graine, grain; see grain. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The dem solution is to put stronghanded regulations on the financial community and engrain the government in the minutia of the system so that in times of potential trouble, they can swoop in like faux-superman and 'save the world '– or when they need political points.”
“A national campaign to engrain the three Cs -- cyberethics, cybersafety and cybersecurity -- into the subconscious of K-12 students is being readied by the National Cyber Security Alliance.”
“Writers took all year to fully engrain those characters into the show and develop the way the dynamic has changed, but now the show is really able to dig into the good stuff.”
“But slowly building the Peace Corps to the peak it reached when I served in the slums of Bombay in the late 60's does not answer the world's pressing needs, show the world an American response which matches their needs, or engrain a character of service that produces healthy domestic and international public policies.”
“Society needs to do absolutely EVERYTHING it can to discourage any image of “acceptance” with such things that may engrain themselves in the younger minds.”
“Neither talk offered a strategy that would engrain into our character a better public policy.”
“(A further demonstration of the larger, obsequious mechanisms at work to engrain the official version.)”
“We need a new 21st century army to address needs, stem climate change, spread appropriate technology -- and to engrain service and community building into America's character -- so that tomorrow we'll be too smart to follow simplistic and costly public policies.”
“As a divorced dad raising two kids the last thing I want to do is engrain in them the notion of an evil stepmother.”
“At the same time that civic educators seek to impart skills, knowledge, and participatory virtues, they also seek to engrain in society's youth a felt connection to, if not an identity with, that country or society.”
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