Today’s word is: Inculcate – Would you like to know what it means? It means: Instill an attitude, idea, or a habit by persistent (continuous) instruction or practice. To fix beliefs or ideas in someone’s mind, especially by repeating them often.
In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word ‘inculcate’. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.
Now tell me, do you remember the last word that we discussed yesterday? It is Etiquette. As we all now know that etiquette is a certain set of rules that we are expected to follow in a particular group or situation. The easiest example is greeting our elders or wishing them good morning, good evening or good night. These are simple habits or etiquette that our parents or school teachers fix in our minds from our childhood by repeating them till we begin to apply them. This means that our parents and teachers inculcate good etiquette in us from our childhood.
We may have observed that some people in our network (maybe friends or colleagues or relatives) are always late and some always on time. Now, this habit of being on time and not to keep others waiting has been inculcated in them long ago. If good habits are inculcated from childhood itself, it is quite rewarding for that individual in several aspects. They can help us in networking, creating a positive impression of ourselves in our social circle and many times can contribute to career growth as well. Can you think of any person who is senior to you at your workplace? Does he display excellent manners and extends courtesies? Well, these would have been inculcated a long time ago. Now, these have become a habit for him or her.
My dear friend… Inculcating good habits is a slow process but it is highly beneficial in the long run.
Listen carefully how we can use the word inculcate in 8 different forms in 8 different sentences.
Example number 1 of 8: I have a dog that is naughty and throws things around. It is time-consuming to teach obedience (discipline) to a pet dog. Hey! Can we use today’s word of the day in this sentence? Yes, we can! We can say – It is time-consuming to inculcate obedience in a pet dog.
Example number 2 of 8: It is a best practice to inculcate good habits among children from the time they are very young.
Example number 3 of 8: All the trainers at BM English Speaking Institute inculcate their English learners’ minds with the habit of speaking English fluently and confidently in their work environment and other places as well
Example number 4 of 8: Many authors who write stories for children try to teach good beliefs, ideals or ethics to them. They try to inculcate moral values in children.
Example number 5 of 8: Why do our teachers talk about great leaders and their efforts for a better and developed country? What do they want to achieve by doing this? They do this to inculcate the feeling of patriotism in us.
Example number 6 of 8: In order to inculcate the values of the company in all the employees, an induction program is conducted when they join.
Example number 7 of 8: Prem enrolled for a presentation skills course. In each session, he had to prepare and deliver one presentation using PowerPoint. The presentation skills trainer was inculcating the habit of delivering the presentation using PowerPoint.
Example number 8 of 8: If you want to become healthy, you must inculcate the habit of exercising regularly.
Today we learnt the word “inculcate” which means – Instill an attitude, idea, or a habit by persistent (continuous) instruction or practice. To fix beliefs or ideas in someone’s mind, especially by repeating them often.
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