from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill: inculcating sound principles.
- transitive v. To teach (others) by frequent instruction or repetition; indoctrinate: inculcate the young with a sense of duty.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To teach by repeated instruction.
- v. To induce understanding or a particular sentiment in a person or persons.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; to urge on the mind.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To impress by frequent admonitions, or by forcible statement or argument; enforce or stamp upon the mind.
- Synonyms Ingraft, Instil, etc. See implant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
Latin inculcāre, inculcāt-, to force upon : in-, on; see in-2 + calcāre, to trample (from calx, calc-, heel).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From inculcātus, perfect passive participle of inculcō ("impress upon, force upon"), from in + calcō ("tread upon, trample"), from calx ("heel"). (Wiktionary)