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Instill   /ɪnstˈɪl/   Listen

(past & past part. instilled; pres. part. instilling)  (Written also instil)
Impart gradually.  Synonym: transfuse.  "Transfuse love of music into the students"
Enter drop by drop.  Synonym: instil.
Produce or try to produce a vivid impression of.  Synonyms: impress, ingrain.
Teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions.  Synonyms: inculcate, infuse.
Fill, as with a certain quality.  Synonyms: impregnate, infuse, tincture.

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"Instill" Quotes from Famous Books

... is little doubt that Mr. Carlyle would blot out the recollection of her, were it possible. But unfortunately she was the children's mother, and, for that, there's no help. I trust you will be able to instill principles into the little girl which will keep ...
— East Lynne • Mrs. Henry Wood

... done so on two consecutive occasions. So the eleven Ministers meet once more in anything but a happy frame of mind—eleven sorely tried and wholly fearful persons, except for two or three who vainly try to instill some courage into the others. All idea of completing the packing commenced last night has vanished; even that would demand action and resolution. A proposal to visit the Tsung-li Yamen in a body is set aside with nervous protestations once ...
— Indiscreet Letters From Peking • B. L. Putman Weale

... how much Use and Advantage such Things, and from such a Person as Erasmus, may be, and how much they may conduce to the extirpating those Seeds of Popery, that may have been unhappily sown, or may be subtilly instill'd into the Minds of uncautious Persons, under the specious Shew of Sanctity, will, I presume, easily appear. Tho' the Things before-mention'd may be Reason sufficient for the turning these Colloquies of Erasmus into English, that so useful a Treatise may not be a Book ...
— Colloquies of Erasmus, Volume I. • Erasmus

... snowy range, far away. It gave him a new strength, a new determination. The light, the sunshine, the soft outlines of the scrub pines in the distance, the freedom and openness of the mountains seemed to instill into him a courage he could not feel down there in the dampness and darkness of the tunnel. His shoulders surged, as though to shake off a great weight. His eyes brightened with resolution. Then he turned to the faithful Harry, ...
— The Cross-Cut • Courtney Ryley Cooper

... change often, taking frequently the most ignorant of the lower classes of foreigners to train into good and useful servants, only to have them become dissatisfied as soon as they become acquainted with others, who instill the republican doctrine of perfect equality into their minds, ruining them for good servants. There are some points of etiquette, however, upon ...
— Frost's Laws and By-Laws of American Society • Sarah Annie Frost

... every conceivable means into the mass of one hundred millions of the Russian people those extinct relics of beliefs for which there is nowadays no kind of justification, "in which scarcely anyone now believes, and often not even those whose duty it is to diffuse these false beliefs." To instill into the people the formulas of Byzantine theology, of the Trinity, of the Mother of God, of Sacraments, of Grace, and so on, extinct conceptions, foreign to us, and having no kind of meaning for men ...
— The Kingdom of God is within you • Leo Tolstoy

... The example of that honour to her sex, My dear lost mother, with the wholesome lessons Instill'd by you, will so direct my steps, I may those blasts ...
— The Female Gamester • Gorges Edmond Howard

... in this transitory life, O ever dear and venerated shade of my departed father, look down with scrutiny on the conduct of your suffering son, and see if I have even for a moment deviated from those principles of morality and patriotism which it was your care to instill into my youthful mind, and for an adherence to which I am now to offer up ...
— Elson Grammer School Literature, Book Four. • William H. Elson and Christine Keck

... on yourself is, in itself, one of the best teachers you could have, because it begins to instill confidence and control. As the machine darts forward, going ten or fifteen miles an hour, with the din of the engine behind you, and feeling the rumbling motion of the wheels over the uneven surface of the earth, you have the sensation of going forty ...
— Aeroplanes • J. S. Zerbe***

... their own source of power," Ludovick informed them, smiling to himself, for his old Belphin teacher had taken great care to instill a sense of humor into him. "A Belphin was explaining that ...
— The Blue Tower • Evelyn E. Smith

... refuse to take my money? Heaven only knows you've worked hard enough for it! Your efforts to instill your ideas into my head deserve far greater recognition than mere ...
— The Music Master - Novelized from the Play • Charles Klein

Words linked to "Instill" :   add, infix, instil, affect, breathe, din, insert, strike, fill, enter, contribute, fill up, make full, move, drill, introduce, impart, bring, bestow, lend

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