from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To introduce by gradual, persistent efforts; implant: "Morality . . . may be instilled into their minds” ( Thomas Jefferson).
- transitive v. To pour in (medicine, for example) drop by drop.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cause a quality to become part of someone's nature.
- v. To pour in (medicine, for example) drop by drop.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To drop in; to pour in drop by drop.
- transitive v. To infuse (knowledge or attitudes) into the mind of another, slowly or gradually; to impart gradually; to cause to be imbibed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
- v. enter drop by drop
- v. impart gradually
- v. fill, as with a certain quality
- v. teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
Middle English instillen, from Latin īnstīllāre : in-, into; see in-2 + stīllāre, to drip, drop (from stīlla, drop).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin īnstillō. (Wiktionary)