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3 definitions found
 for instill
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 by drop.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              That starlight dews
              All silently their tears of love instill. --Byron.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Specifically: To infuse (knowledge or attitudes) into the
        mind of another, slowly or gradually; to impart gradually;
        to cause to be imbibed.
        [PJC]
  
              How hast thou instilled
              Thy malice into thousands.            --Milton.
  
     Syn: To infuse; impart; inspire; implant; inculcate;
          insinuate.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  instill
      v 1: impart gradually; "Her presence instilled faith into the
           children"; "transfuse love of music into the students"
           [syn: instill, transfuse]
      2: enter drop by drop; "instill medication into my eye" [syn:
         instill, instil]
      3: produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother
         tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us" [syn:
         impress, ingrain, instill]
      4: teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions;
         "inculcate values into the young generation" [syn:
         inculcate, instill, infuse]
      5: fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic tinctures
         the air with carbon monoxide" [syn: impregnate, infuse,
         instill, tincture]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "instill":
     beat into, besprinkle, brainwash, breathe, brew, catechize, color,
     condition, decoct, dredge, dye, engrave, entincture, etch, flavor,
     grave, imbrue, imbue, implant, impregnate, impress, imprint,
     inculcate, indoctrinate, infiltrate, infix, infuse, inoculate,
     inscribe, inseminate, leaven, penetrate, permeate, pervade,
     program, saturate, season, stamp, steep, suffuse, temper, tincture,
     tinge, transfuse
  
  

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