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inculcate (someone) with (something)

To put forth effort so that someone learns or remembers something. She really needs to inculcate her kids with a sense of respect for others, sheesh.
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inculcate (something) in(to) (someone)

To put forth effort so that someone learns or remembers something. I really tried to inculcate these physics equations into my students, but judging by their grades on the test, we need to revisit them. She really needs to inculcate a sense of respect for others into her kids, sheesh.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Imphal (Manipur) [India], Mar 16 ( ANI ): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stressed on the necessity to inculcate a scientific temper among the youth.
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Gasparri informed the AJC that the Pope "considers all men his brethren" and: "he will not cease to inculcate the observance among 'individuals, as among nations, the principles of natural right and to reprove every violation of them.
How many times have I repeated this beautiful poem by William Blake to my students, trying to inculcate them with how much of the ineffable the best architecture has.
If, indeed, an effective teacher is "the most important factor in producing consistently high levels of student achievement (Alliance for Excellent Education, 2004; Fullan, 1999; Hanushek, Kain, & Rivkin, 2001), it is incumbent upon those in the profession to explore ways to strengthen the existing practices in schools designed to inculcate new teachers into effective practice and the culture of the school.