Definitions for: Instill

[v] fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"
[v] teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
[v] make a deep and indelible impression on someone
[v] enter drop by drop, as of medication into an eye
[v] impart gradually; "Her presence instilled faith into the children"; "transfuse love of music into the students"

Webster (1913) Definition: In*still", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Instilled; p. pr. &
vb. n. Instilling.] [L. instillare, instillatum; pref. in-
in + stillare to drop, fr. stilla a drop: cf. F. instiller.
See Distill.] [Written also instil.]
To drop in; to pour in drop by drop; hence, to impart
gradually; to infuse slowly; to cause to be imbibed.

That starlight dews All silently their tears of love
instill. --Byron.

How hast thou instilled Thy malice into thousands.

Syn: To infuse; impart; inspire; implant; inculcate;

Synonyms: impregnate, impress, inculcate, infuse, infuse, ingrain, instil, tincture, transfuse

See Also: add, affect, bestow, breathe, bring, contribute, din, drill, enter, fill, fill up, impart, infix, insert, introduce, lend, make full, move, strike

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