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inculcate someone with something

to touch or impress someone with some specific knowledge. The teacher sought to inculcate the students with the knowledge they needed. Her parents inculcated her with good manners.
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inculcate something in (to) someone

to instill specific knowledge into someone; to teach something to someone so that it will be remembered. They inculcated good manners into their children all their lives. We tried to inculcate good morals into our students.
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fashioned by domestic ideology to be its inculcators, were called upon by younger women to point them toward a properly feminine self-identity" (57).
The explanation is that Robinson has connected with people who believe they've been lied to by the government and the media, that the nation is sliding toward debt and decline, that schools have become inculcators of political correctness, that the culture has been debased, and that the elites who control all these institutions have a condescending attitude toward anyone who won't go along.
Part of the reason why many American founders, including those without any special attachment to the Christian faith, looked favorably on religious establishments is because they saw the churches as inculcators of virtue and thus as underwriters of ordered liberty--a seminal concept in the development of civilization.
Then, with the 19th century public school revolution instigated by Rugby's headmaster, Dr Thomas Arnold, football and other organised games became inculcators of multiple virtues: athleticism, manliness, teamwork, 'character'.
Okin writes, "Many Third World families, it seems, are even worse schools of justice and more successful inculcators of the inequality of the sexes as natural and appropriate than are their developed world equivalents.
Vallance (1973) concluded that, as a direct result of this progressivism, teachers became uncomfortable with their traditional role as inculcators of values.