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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of inculcare 'to tread on', from calx 'heel'

inculcate

verb
     
in‧cul‧cate [transitive] formal
to fix ideas, principles etc in someone's mind
inculcate something in/into somebody
I try to inculcate a sense of responsibility in my children.
Not all schools manage to successfully inculcate a love of learning.
inculcation noun [uncountable]

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