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instil

[in-stil] /ɪnˈstɪl/
verb (used with object), instilled, instilling.
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Examples for instil
  • Past schemes designed to instil fiscal discipline have frequently come unstuck sooner or later.
  • It is important that time and effort is spent on the factory floor to instil best practices.
British Dictionary definitions for instil

instil

/ɪnˈstɪl/
verb (transitive) -stils, -stills, -stilling, -stilled
1.
to introduce gradually; implant or infuse
2.
(rare) to pour in or inject in drops
Derived Forms
instiller, noun
instilment, (US) instillment, instillation, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin instillāre to pour in a drop at a time, from stillāre to drip
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