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instill (v.)

also instil, early 15c., "to introduce (liquid, feelings, etc.) little by little," from Latin instillare "put in by drops; to drop, trickle," from in- "in" (from PIE root *en "in") + stilla "a drop" (see distill). Related: Instilled; instiller; instilling.

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Definitions of instill

instill (v.)
impart gradually;
Her presence instilled faith into the children
Synonyms: transfuse
instill (v.)
enter drop by drop;
instill medication into my eye
Synonyms: instil
instill (v.)
produce or try to produce a vivid impression of;
Synonyms: impress / ingrain
instill (v.)
teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions;
Synonyms: inculcate / infuse
instill (v.)
fill, as with a certain quality;
Synonyms: impregnate / infuse / tincture
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