I verb direct, educate, familiarize with, ground, guide, impart, impart gradually, implant, impress upon the mind, inculcate, indoctrinate, infix, inform, infuse, inject, instillare, instruct, prepare, propagandize, qualify, school, teach, train, tutor II index communicate, discipline (train), imbue, inculcate, infuse, initiate, inject, instruct (teach), pervade, plant (place firmly)

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  • Instill — 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}.] 1. To drop in; to pour in drop… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • instill — (v.) also instil, early 15c., to introduce (liquid, feelings, etc.) little by little, from L. instillare put in by drops, to drop, trickle, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + stilla a drop (see DISTILL (Cf. distill)). Related: Instilled; …   Etymology dictionary

  • instill — inculcate, *implant Analogous words: *infuse, inoculate, imbue, ingrain, leaven: impregnate, *permeate, saturate, pervade, impenetrate, interpenetrate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • instill — [v] implant, introduce brainwash*, catechize, diffuse, disseminate, engender, engraft, force in, imbue, impart, impregnate, impress, inculcate, indoctrinate, infiltrate, infix, infuse, inject, inoculate, inseminate, insert, insinuate, inspire,… …   New thesaurus

  • instill — or instil [in stil′] vt. instilled, instilling [MFr instiller < L instillare < in , in + stillare, to drop < stilla, a drop] 1. to put in drop by drop 2. to put (an idea, principle, feeling, etc.) in or into little by little; impart… …   English World dictionary

  • instill — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin instillare, from in + stillare to drip, from stilla drop Date: 15th century 1. to cause to enter drop by drop < instill medication into the infected eye > 2. to impart gradually < instilling a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • instill — instiller, n. instillment, n. /in stil /, v.t. 1. to infuse slowly or gradually into the mind or feelings; insinuate; inject: to instill courtesy in a child. 2. to put in drop by drop. [1525 35; < L instillare, equiv. to in IN 2 + stillare to… …   Universalium

  • instill — verb /ɪnˈstɪl/ a) To cause a quality to become part of someones nature. It is important to instill discipline in a child at an early age. b) To pour in (medicine, for example) drop by drop …   Wiktionary

  • instill — instillation * * * in·still in stil vt, in·stilled; in·still·ing to cause to enter esp. drop by drop <instill medication into the infected eye> …   Medical dictionary

  • instill — in|still [ ın stıl ] verb transitive to make someone have a particular feeling or belief: instill something in someone: His parents had instilled a lasting love of music in him …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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