V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to give a small amount of a disease to a person or animal as a protection against that disease; 2. to introduce an idea into someone's mind in hope that the idea or lesson will [figuratively] grow and become part of the person
Synonyms: immunize, vaccinate, aid, inject, prevent [sickness], protect, ingrain, introduce, insert, implant
Tips: Inoculate is derived from the Latin inoculare, which means "graft in, implant." To inoculate someone means to implant them with something, whether figuratively, with an idea, or literally, with a vaccine against an illness.
Before entering school, all children must be inoculated against measles. (immunized, vaccinated)
The parents tried to inoculate the boy with their beliefs. (ingrain)
My college professors inoculated me with a wealth of information. (ingrained, injected)
The nurse tried to inoculate the little boy, but he resisted the large needle. (immunize, vaccinate, inject)
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