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VERB (5)

1. impart gradually;
- Example: "Her presence instilled faith into the children"
- Example: "transfuse love of music into the students"
[syn: instill, transfuse]

2. enter drop by drop;
- Example: "instill medication into my eye"
[syn: instill, instil]

3. produce or try to produce a vivid impression of;
- Example: "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"
[syn: impress, ingrain, instill]

4. teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions;
- Example: "inculcate values into the young generation"
[syn: inculcate, instill, infuse]

5. fill, as with a certain quality;
- Example: "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"
[syn: impregnate, infuse, instill, tincture]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 in drop by drop. [1913 Webster] That starlight dews All silently their tears of love instill. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: To infuse (knowledge or attitudes) into the mind of another, slowly or gradually; to impart gradually; to cause to be imbibed. [PJC] How hast thou instilled Thy malice into thousands. --Milton. Syn: To infuse; impart; inspire; implant; inculcate; insinuate. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

instill v 1: impart gradually; "Her presence instilled faith into the children"; "transfuse love of music into the students" [syn: instill, transfuse] 2: enter drop by drop; "instill medication into my eye" [syn: instill, instil] 3: produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us" [syn: impress, ingrain, instill] 4: teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; "inculcate values into the young generation" [syn: inculcate, instill, infuse] 5: fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide" [syn: impregnate, infuse, instill, tincture]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "instill": beat into, besprinkle, brainwash, breathe, brew, catechize, color, condition, decoct, dredge, dye, engrave, entincture, etch, flavor, grave, imbrue, imbue, implant, impregnate, impress, imprint, inculcate, indoctrinate, infiltrate, infix, infuse, inoculate, inscribe, inseminate, leaven, penetrate, permeate, pervade, program, saturate, season, stamp, steep, suffuse, temper, tincture, tinge, transfuse