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Verb: instill  in'stil
  1. Impart gradually
    "Her presence instilled faith into the children";
    - transfuse
  2. Enter drop by drop
    "instill medication into my eye";
    - instil [Brit, Cdn]
  3. Produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
    - impress, ingrain, engrain
  4. Teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
    - inculcate, infuse
  5. Fill, as with a certain quality
    - impregnate, infuse, tincture

Derived forms: instills, instilling

Type of: add, affect, bestow, bring, contribute, drill, enter, fill, fill up, impart, impress, infix, insert, introduce, lend, make full, move, strike

Encyclopedia: Instill