Inculcate In*cul"cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inculcated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inculcating}.] [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}.] To teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; to urge on the mind; as, Christ inculcates on his followers humility. [1913 Webster]

The most obvious and necessary duties of life they have not yet had authority enough to enforce and inculcate upon men's minds. --S. Clarke.

Syn: To instill; infuse; implant; engraft; impress. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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