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Monday’s Word, Week #15

February 19, 2008

inculcate

–verb (used with object), -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.

[Origin: 1540–50; in-2 + culc- (var., in noninitial position, of calc-, s. of calx heel) + -ātus -ate1]

I hope to inculcate my readers with the desire to transition to a simpler, healthier, more gentle way of life.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Evelyn permalink
    February 19, 2008 2:24 pm

    You have inculcated me with that desire.

  2. Angelina permalink
    February 19, 2008 4:56 pm

    Yeah, I already had that desire. But you could perhaps propel me forward with fresh inspiration!

  3. Lisa permalink
    February 19, 2008 10:36 pm

    Consider me inculcated! Or was that inoculated??

  4. Yolanda permalink
    February 20, 2008 1:53 am

    Never heard of this word but really like it.Thanks so much for your prayers.

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