instil (also instill) VERB (instilled, instilling) 1) gradually but firmly establish (an idea or attitude) in someone's mind. 2) put (a liquid) into something in drops.
DERIVATIVES instillation noun.
ORIGIN Latin instillare 'put in by drops' .

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  • instil — UK [ɪnˈstɪl] / US verb [transitive] Word forms instil : present tense I/you/we/they instil he/she/it instils present participle instilling past tense instilled past participle instilled to make someone have a particular feeling or belief instil… …   English dictionary

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  • instil — /ɪnˈstɪl / (say in stil) verb (t) (instilled, instilling) 1. to infuse slowly or by degrees into the mind or feelings; insinuate; inject: *She had struggled for years to instil a love of Greek culture in the children here. –angelo loukakis, 1981 …  

  • instil — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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