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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instil or instill (ɪnˈstɪl)
 
vb , -stils, -stills, -stilling, -stilled
1.  to introduce gradually; implant or infuse
2.  rare to pour in or inject in drops
 
[C16: from Latin instillāre to pour in a drop at a time, from stillāre to drip]
 
instill or instill
 
vb
 
[C16: from Latin instillāre to pour in a drop at a time, from stillāre to drip]
 
in'stiller or instill
 
n
 
in'stilment or instill
 
n
 
in'stillment or instill
 
n
 
instil'lation or instill
 
n

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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
Each morning the boys are whipped by their elders to instill toughness.
They would often circulate apocryphal stories of their might and cruelty in
  order to instill fear and confusion in their enemies.
We kind of wanted to instill the same reaction, and allow people to watch from
  anywhere and show it wherever they want.
There is no effort to instill sincerity and intensity of conviction.
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