Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pour in by drops.
- Hence To infuse slowly or by degrees into the mind or feelings; cause to be imbibed; insinuate; inject.
- Synonyms Infuse, etc. See implant.
- v. alternative spelling of instill.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. same as instill.
- v. enter drop by drop
“The original, of course, was not written in English, and the spelling used ( "instil") is not uncommon.”
“Everything they touch instantly turns to ash, so having them at the forefront of a "Save the UK" campaign will not instil confidence.”
“Southgate will work more broadly within the renewed effort to improve the whole coaching system to instil the Spanish way into the English tradition.”
“I have tried to instil the same respect for police to my children, and grandchildren though I suspect, if sucessful, my granddaughter (age 5) will be of a generation who does not proactively engage police in a confrontation.”
“It made me think about the values I wanted to instil in my children and what I would do differently.”
“Roman Abramovich has told the Portuguese he has three years to instil in the club a mutually agreed philosophy, which Villas-Boas has detailed publicly for the first time.”
“When we were designing GS&L we had the following in mind: how do we instil the savings culture in Kenya?”
“And it should not really take much more than an hour or two to instil a few basics about chance, odds and maybe even margins.”
“André Villas-Boas has demanded the Chelsea players celebrate goals with him on the touchline as part of his attempt to instil harmony throughout the club.”
“The lockdown of the first-team building led to raised eyebrows and questions about Villas-Boas's attempts to instil harmony from top to bottom at the club.”
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