instill

[in-stil]
verb (used with object)
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.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin instillāre, equivalent to in- in-2 + stillāre to drip; see distill

instiller, noun
instillment, noun
preinstill, verb (used with object)

install, instill.


1. inculcate, introduce.
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instill
1533, "to introduce (feelings, etc.) little by little," from L. instillare "put in by drops," from instillare "to drop, trickle," in- "in" + stilla "a drop." (see distill).
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instill in·still (ĭn-stĭl')
v. in·stilled, in·still·ing, in·stills
To pour in drop by drop.


in'stil·la'tion (ĭn'stə-lā'shən) n.
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Example sentences
It's someone that uses and instills fear to get what he wants.
The part that instills in them a sense of consequence for actions they take.
And it's not only a joy to hear, it inspires new ideas and instills confidence
  in your playing.
He obliterates laziness from the chefs' repertoires, and instills focus and
  composure over a burning stove.
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