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English verb: ingrain

1. ingrain (contact) thoroughly work in


SamplesHis hands were grained with dirt.


Synonymsgrain


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)penetrate, perforate

2. ingrain (cognition) produce or try to produce a vivid impression of


SamplesMother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us.


Synonymsimpress, instill


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)affect, impress, move, strike









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