Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ingrain

2 senses of ingrain

Sense 1
ingrain, grain -- (thoroughly work in; "His hands were grained with dirt")
       => penetrate, perforate -- (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest")

Sense 2
impress, ingrain, instill -- (produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us")
       => affect, impress, move, strike -- (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")

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