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Princeton's WordNet

  1. instill, transfuse(verb)

    impart gradually

    "Her presence instilled faith into the children"; "transfuse love of music into the students"

  2. instill, instil(verb)

    enter drop by drop

    "instill medication into my eye"

  3. impress, ingrain, instill(verb)

    produce or try to produce a vivid impression of

    "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"

  4. inculcate, instill, infuse(verb)

    teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions

    "inculcate values into the young generation"

  5. impregnate, infuse, instill, tincture(verb)

    fill, as with a certain quality

    "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"


  1. Instill(v. t.)

    Specifically: To infuse (knowledge or attitudes) into the mind of another, slowly or gradually; to impart gradually; to cause to be imbibed.

    Etymology: [L. instillare, instillatum; pref. in- in + stillare to drop, fr. stilla a drop: cf. F. instiller. See Distill.]


  1. instill(Verb)

    To cause a quality to become part of someone's nature.

    It is important to instill discipline in a child at an early age.

    Etymology: From instillo.

  2. instill(Verb)

    To pour in (medicine, for example) drop by drop.

    Etymology: From instillo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Instill(verb)

    to drop in; to pour in drop by drop; hence, to impart gradually; to infuse slowly; to cause to be imbibed

    Etymology: [L. instillare, instillatum; pref. in- in + stillare to drop, fr. stilla a drop: cf. F. instiller. See Distill.]


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of instill in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of instill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of instill in a Sentence

  1. Zach Wahls:

    As leaders of the Church, we want the Boy Scouts of America( BSA) to succeed in its historic mission to instill leadership skills and high moral standards in youth of all faiths and circumstances, thereby equipping them for greater success in life and valuable service to their country. we have maintained from the beginning of our campaign that the values and life lessons of Scouting are universal, and we would have been saddened to see hundreds of thousands of youth denied the opportunity to participate in the Boy Scouts.

  2. Jean Lee:

    These milestone anniversaries are an opportunity to give the people something to celebrate, instill a sense of pride and they're also an opportunity to send a message to the outside world.

  3. Hiro Taylor:

    Any legislation that allows federally regulated financial institutions to enter the cannabis sector will be a huge step forward, for the sector to reach its full potential responsibly, all players in it, including federal and state governments, need to be able to operate with greater transparency, efficiency, and safety regarding payments. A bill that helps to instill those qualities into the sector is very much needed.

  4. Axelle Lemaire:

    Emmanuel Macron is becoming more vocal in his criticism of the EU. He is still a strong supporter of the European project and its ambition but he has been critical of its transparency, democracy and efficiency and whether it is creating jobs and prosperity. i think he is sincere in his request for reform. It is not possible to accept the situation as it is, and people don't accept it as it is. So this means dealing with Germany, especially if it is run again by Angela Merkel, by saying 'let's try to re-instill ambition in the European project'. I think he will carry out a reform agenda.

  5. Michael Green:

    It opens up the thinking in everyone's mind around the world that they can haggle for a better deal and get the US to give up on longstanding positions, that is not going to instill confidence.

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