inculcate in

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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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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