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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 believed he was naturally a man of better tendencies, higher principles, and purer tastes than such as circumstances had developed, education instilled, or destiny encouraged.
His childhood's sense of superiority, instilled into him by the favours of old Mr.
Because it has instilled a new passion in your heart -- that of vengeance.
He acknowledged his resolution to feed and clothe him, as if he were his own child, and to afford him the instruction which should counteract the pernicious errors hitherto instilled into his infant mind.
Whether or no Beatrice possessed those terrible attributes, that fatal breath, the affinity with those so beautiful and deadly flowers which were indicated by what Giovanni had witnessed, she had at least instilled a fierce and subtle poison into his system.
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.
She seemed to possess by instinct all the household wisdom that his long apprenticeship had not instilled in him.
As she ceased talking a new element was instilled into the conflict.
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched, for they are full of the truthless ideals which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real they are bruised and wounded.