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    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.
  • ~ sth, ~ sb with sth: (fml) fix (ideas, principles, etc) firmly in sb's mind, esp by repetition [Barron]

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