instil


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in·still

also in·stil  (ĭn-stĭl′)
tr.v. in·stilled, in·still·ing, in·stills also in·stils
1. To introduce by gradual, persistent efforts; implant: "Morality ... may be instilled into their minds" (Thomas Jefferson).
2. To pour in (medicine, for example) drop by drop.

[Middle English instillen, from Latin īnstīllāre : in-, into; see in-2 + stīllāre, to drip, drop (from stīlla, drop).]

in′stil·la′tion (ĭn′stə-lā′shən) n.
in·still′er n.
in·still′ment n.

instil

(ɪnˈstɪl) or

instill

vb (tr) , -stils, -stills, -stilling or -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]
inˈstiller n
inˈstilment, inˈstillment, ˌinstilˈlation n

instil


Past participle: instilled
Gerund: instilling

Imperative
instil
instil
Present
I instil
you instil
he/she/it instils
we instil
you instil
they instil
Preterite
I instilled
you instilled
he/she/it instilled
we instilled
you instilled
they instilled
Present Continuous
I am instilling
you are instilling
he/she/it is instilling
we are instilling
you are instilling
they are instilling
Present Perfect
I have instilled
you have instilled
he/she/it has instilled
we have instilled
you have instilled
they have instilled
Past Continuous
I was instilling
you were instilling
he/she/it was instilling
we were instilling
you were instilling
they were instilling
Past Perfect
I had instilled
you had instilled
he/she/it had instilled
we had instilled
you had instilled
they had instilled
Future
I will instil
you will instil
he/she/it will instil
we will instil
you will instil
they will instil
Future Perfect
I will have instilled
you will have instilled
he/she/it will have instilled
we will have instilled
you will have instilled
they will have instilled
Future Continuous
I will be instilling
you will be instilling
he/she/it will be instilling
we will be instilling
you will be instilling
they will be instilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been instilling
you have been instilling
he/she/it has been instilling
we have been instilling
you have been instilling
they have been instilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been instilling
you will have been instilling
he/she/it will have been instilling
we will have been instilling
you will have been instilling
they will have been instilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been instilling
you had been instilling
he/she/it had been instilling
we had been instilling
you had been instilling
they had been instilling
Conditional
I would instil
you would instil
he/she/it would instil
we would instil
you would instil
they would instil
Past Conditional
I would have instilled
you would have instilled
he/she/it would have instilled
we would have instilled
you would have instilled
they would have instilled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.instil - enter drop by drop; "instill medication into my eye"
infix, insert, introduce, enter - put or introduce into something; "insert a picture into the text"

instil

instill
verb introduce, implant, engender, infuse, imbue, impress, insinuate, sow the seeds, inculcate, engraft, infix The work instilled a sense of responsibility in the children.

instill

also instil
verb
To fix (an idea, for example) in someone's mind by reemphasis and repetition:
Translations
يُقَطِّرُ، يُشَرِّبُ
vštípit
indpode
belenevel
innræta
įskiepyti
ieaudzinātiedvest
kafasına sokmak

instil

instill (US) [ɪnˈstɪl] VT to instil sth into sb [+ fear, confidence, pride] → inspirar or infundir algo a algn; [+ awareness, moral values, responsibility] → inculcar algo a algn

instil

[ɪnˈstɪl] vt [+ confidence, pride] → instiller; [+ discipline] → instiller; [+ fear] → instiller
to instil sth in sb, to instil sth into sb → instiller qch à qn

instil

, (US) instill
vteinflößen (into sb jdm); knowledge, attitudes, disciplinebeibringen (into sb jdm)

instil

instill (Am) [ɪnˈstɪl] vt to instil sth into sbinstillare qc a qn

instil

(inˈstil) past tense, past participle inˈstilled verb
to put (ideas etc) into the mind of a person. The habit of punctuality was instilled into me early in life.
References in classic literature ?
I therefore endeavored to instil hope and courage into his mind, in order that he might dare to engage in a vocation so anomalous and re- sponsible for a person in his situation; and I was seconded in this effort by warm-hearted friends, es- pecially by the late General Agent of the Massa- chusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Mr.
The company of a child of his own age will instil new spirit into him soon, and by wishing for strength he'll gain it.
I would hope, however, Sir Knight,'' said the Templar, ``that this alteration of measures arises from no suspicion of my honourable meaning, such as Fitzurse endeavoured to instil into thee?
Adhere to them with inflexible resolution, as to the horns of the altar; instil them with unwearied perseverance into the minds of your children; bind your souls and theirs to the national Union as the chords of life are centred in the heart, and you shall soar with rapid and steady wing to the summit of human glory.
Thou dost mark well, faithful and trusty squire, the gloom of this night, its strange silence, the dull confused murmur of those trees, the awful sound of that water in quest of which we came, that seems as though it were precipitating and dashing itself down from the lofty mountains of the Moon, and that incessant hammering that wounds and pains our ears; which things all together and each of itself are enough to instil fear, dread, and dismay into the breast of Mars himself, much more into one not used to hazards and adventures of the kind.
There is something so far-fetched and so extravagant in the idea of danger to liberty from the militia, that one is at a loss whether to treat it with gravity or with raillery; whether to consider it as a mere trial of skill, like the paradoxes of rhetoricians; as a disingenuous artifice to instil prejudices at any price; or as the serious offspring of political fanaticism.
But they never cease, for a single instant, to instil into the working class the clearest possible recognition of the hostile antagonism between bourgeoisie and proletariat, in order that the German workers may straightaway use, as so many weapons against the bourgeoisie, the social and political conditions that the bourgeoisie must necessarily introduce along with its supremacy, and in order that, after the fall of the reactionary classes in Germany, the fight against the bourgeoisie itself may immediately begin.
But I was already a tyrant at heart; I wanted to exercise unbounded sway over him; I tried to instil into him a contempt for his surroundings; I required of him a disdainful and complete break with those surroundings.
Certainly, I might have lived happily amongst those good people, who adored me, but my perverse disposition prevailed over the virtues which my adopted mother endeavored to instil into my heart.
Owing to her education or her nature books are to her a nuisance, and she opens them with aversion, yet her teacher must instil into her mind the contents of these books; that mind resists the admission of grave information, it recoils, it grows restive, sullen tempers are shown, disfiguring frowns spoil the symmetry of the face, sometimes coarse gestures banish grace from the deportment, while muttered expressions, redolent of native and ineradicable vulgarity, desecrate the sweetness of the voice.
It is not improbable that the relatives of Legrand, conceiving him to be somewhat unsettled in intellect, had contrived to instil this obstinacy into Jupiter, with a view to the supervision and guardianship of the wanderer.
To her the patrons of the establishment were mere disembodied voices--wheedling voices, pathetic voices, voices that protested, voices that hectored, voices that whined, moaned, broke, appealed to the saints, and in various other ways endeavoured to instil into M.