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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 ?
And I have instilled principles into him too," cries Square.
Having instilled these fears into the Sow, she went and pretended to hide herself in the hollow of the tree.
No one had instilled into him this love for Pierre whom he saw only occasionally.
And, however much it was instilled into the princess that in our times young people ought to arrange their lives for themselves, she was unable to believe it, just as she would have been unable to believe that, at any time whatever, the most suitable playthings for children five years old ought to be loaded pistols.
Then the practical common sense that had been instilled into her from her earliest consciousness, even as it had been instilled into Martin, reasserted itself.
As she ceased talking a new element was instilled into the conflict.
But soon my trials in this quarter came to a close--sooner than I either expected or desired; for one sweet evening towards the close of May, as I was rejoicing in the near approach of the holidays, and congratulating myself upon having made some progress with my pupils (as far as their learning went, at least, for I HAD instilled SOMETHING into their heads, and I had, at length, brought them to be a little--a very little--more rational about getting their lessons done in time to leave some space for recreation, instead of tormenting themselves and me all day long to no purpose), Mrs.
His childhood's sense of superiority, instilled into him by the favours of old Mr.
The unpopularity of bringing back mandatory ROTC remains significant as students, parents, and school officials are highly convinced that it is not only through that program wherein the youth can be instilled 'discipline' and 'good citizenship,'' Castro said.