• WordNet 3.6
    • v instill fill, as with a certain quality "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"
    • v instill teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions "inculcate values into the young generation"
    • v instill produce or try to produce a vivid impression of "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"
    • v instill enter drop by drop "instill medication into my eye"
    • v instill impart gradually "Her presence instilled faith into the children","transfuse love of music into the students"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Instill To drop in; to pour in drop by drop. "That starlight dews
      All silently their tears of love instill ."
    • Instill To infuse (knowledge or attitudes) into the mind of another, slowly or gradually; to impart gradually; to cause to be imbibed. "How hast thou instilled Thy malice into thousands."
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  • Merikare
    “Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. instillare, instillatum,; pref. in-, in + stillare, to drop, fr. stilla, a drop: cf. F. instiller,. See Distill


In literature:

They have no fear of drying the mucous membrane thereby; but if you can instil this fear they will increase the quantity with pleasure.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
A perilous lesson had two years before been instilled into the mind of the young Louis.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
The hardships of the frontier had instilled into her endurance.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
And into each man he had instilled the terror of his vengeance.
"Privy Seal" by Ford Madox Ford
And I think that was the most difficult part of my work, to instil into the natives the sense of sin.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
They were instilled into children as warnings.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
We instill respect for law, wealth and morality.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 4, June 1906" by Various
This principle was instilled into me whilst I was young.
"Major Frank" by A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint
The possibility afforded him a meager comfort, instilled a faint glow into his benumbed being.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
The fears he had sought to instill in the minds of the garrison were now returned upon his own head.
"How the Flag Became Old Glory" by Emma Look Scott

In poetry:

What is there in those distant hills
My fancy longs to see,
That many a mood of joy instils?
Say what can fancy be?
"Distant Hills" by John Clare
No raging sea of sorrow there
Had e'er their muddy billow swept
Over his soul's instilling fear,
Nor had the man of pleasure wept.
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
Our country is young, let us early instil
Deep into the minds of the youthful and fair,
The greatness of virtue, uprightness and will,
And the poet will help you to 'stablish them there.
"Is There Room For The Poet?" by Thomas Frederick Young
Then, apprehended right, his lays
Shall seem a hymn of prayer and praise
To purify from stain;
Shall bridge with love the severed years,
Instil the sacredness of tears,
The piety of pain.
"Poet’s Corner" by Alfred Austin
There coward Rumours walk their murderous round;
The glance, that more than rural blame instils;
Whispers that, tinged with friendship, doubly wound;
Pity that injures, and concern that kills.
"Elegy XXIII. Reflections Suggested" by William Shenstone
Where Sleep her bubble-jewels spilled
Of dreams; and Silence twilight-filled
Her emerald buckets, star-instilled,
With liquid whispers of lost springs,
And mossy tread of woodland things,
And drip of dew that greenly clings.
"The Forest Way" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

As far as what I tried to instill in my son, it's really, listen to both sides.
He travels with members of his tribe to instill pride and respect among young people.
The goals are to instill in pupils a love of music through piano playing and help them to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to become independent pianists and musicians.
Training through the newly formed Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Mililani High School is quickly instilling valuable qualities in many students.
I know this is going to shock some of you and even instill a bit of anger, but I'm just not willing to jump on the Tim Tebow bandwagon.
The duo hope to inspire and instill confidence in African girls.
If West Virginia University-Parkersburg's intent was to instill energy into its women's basketball program, the school moved in the right direction by hiring Stacy Houser as head coach.
"He instilled that into us," he said of George Hughes Sr.
How and when do we instill character .
A dozen Southland educators met recently to learn how to instill "intellectual virtues" in their students.
The ones so senseless that even in cops who have seen it all, they instill anger and disbelief.
She's taught mostly high school students and says her goal is to instill confidence and for the students to take pride in their work.
FORT PIERCE — Diana Couch has a strong coaching history in one of the hotbeds of basketball and she wants to instill that experience with the Indian River State College women's team.
This year's list of American success stories has just been published, and according to its compiler, it "instills confidence that the American dream is still very much alive.".
Instill a lifelong habit of helping others in your child.

In science:

Pulmonary toxicity of single-wall carbon nanotubes in mice 7 and 90 days after intratracheal instillation. Toxicol.
Carbon Nanotubes in Biology and Medicine: in vitro and in vivo Detection, Imaging and Drug Delivery
Third, the fact that two different analysis methods arrived at essentially the same results instills confidence in the implementation of both methods.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
For surrogate time series su (t) of u(t), if IN [su ] and IL [su ] stay within the expected tolerance given the above errors, this instils condence that the surrogates actually allow a test against a linear Gaussian process.
Testing the assumptions of linear prediction analysis in normal vowels
This instils condence that IL and IN behave as expected.
Testing the assumptions of linear prediction analysis in normal vowels
To model the counts in correlated fields, we use a standard Cholesky decomposition technique to instill the distribution of galaxy overdensities with the correlation matrix Σ, and then Poisson-sample the correlated distribution to generate the counts in each field.
A Method for Measuring the Bias of High-Redshift Galaxies from Cosmic Variance