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English verb: inoculate

1. inoculate (communication) introduce an idea or attitude into the mind of

SamplesMy teachers inoculated me with their beliefs.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)inform

2. inoculate (change) introduce a microorganism into

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)enclose, inclose, insert, introduce, put in, stick in

Narrower (hyponym)seed

3. inoculate (body) perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation

SamplesWe vaccinate against scarlet fever.
The nurse vaccinated the children in the school.

Synonymsimmunise, immunize, vaccinate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)inject, shoot

Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine

4. inoculate (body) insert a bud for propagation

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)propagate

5. inoculate (body) impregnate with the virus or germ of a disease in order to render immune

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)impregnate

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