Pronunciation: (in-kul'kāt, in'kul-kāt"), [key]
—v.t., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
1. to implant by repeated statement or admonition; teach persistently and earnestly (usually fol. by upon or in): to inculcate virtue in the young.
2. to cause or influence (someone) to accept an idea or feeling (usually fol. by with): Socrates inculcated his pupils with the love of truth.
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