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Definition of inculcate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

inculcate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪnˈkʌlkeɪt//
 
, NAmE//ˈɪnkʌlˌkeɪt//
 
(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they inculcate
 
he / she / it inculcates
 
past simple inculcated
 
-ing form inculcating
 
 
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to cause someone to learn and remember ideas, moral principles, etc., especially by repeating them often inculcate something (in/into somebody) to inculcate a sense of responsibility in someone inculcate somebody with something to inculcate someone with a sense of responsibility
inculcation
 
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NAmE//ˌɪnkʌlˈkeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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