Merriam Webster's the day for July twenty, first. Today's word is inculcate also pronounced inculcate and spelled I. N. C. U. L. Cat. Inculcate is a verb, that means to teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions. Here's the word used in a sentence from the Baltimore Sun by Paul Lewis. Edgar Allan Poe was in general, not a didactic writer. In fact, he criticized stories and poems that sought to inculcate virtue and convey the truth. The word inculcate derives from the past participle of the Latin verb, include Carre meaning to tread on in Latin car I possesses both literal and figurative meanings, referring to either the act of walking over something or to that of impressing something upon the mind, often by way of steady repetition. It is the figurative sense that survives with inculcate which was first used in. English in the sixteenth century. Inco Carre was formed in Latin by combining the prefixed een with cal curry, meaning to trample, and ultimately derives from the Noun Cokes, meaning he'll. With your word of the day I'm Peter Sokolski. Visit Merriam Webster Dot com today for definitions, wordplay and trending look ups.