verb (used with object)
Origin of instill
Examples from the Web for instill
Their playful exhibitions are often meant to be interactive and instill a childlike sense of joy in the viewer.
By working together on this capsule collection, we hope to instill a sense of power, confidence and beauty in women everywhere.‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Acknowledges 'GQ' Photoshop; Joseph Altuzarra Tapped as Next Target Collection Fashion Designer|The Fashion Beast Team|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They instill a macho culture right from the start of childhood.Game of Thrones’ Sibel Kekilli Discusses Shae’s Treachery at the Trial of Tyrion Lannister|Marlow Stern|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For me, this child epitomizes the value of early schooling, the way it can instill a love of learning.
Just the words “airport” and “sushi” together are enough to instill fear in the seasoned flier.Delayed? The Best Airport Restaurants to Eat at This Thanksgiving|Brandy Zadrozny|November 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Very often in girls' clubs the charitable impulse is strong and may be so led as to instill a very thoughtful sympathy for others.
Chet's whispered words were uttered with all the emphasis that horror could instill.Brood of the Dark Moon|Charles Willard Diffin
He will instill courage and patience into the souls of noble and true patriots, and teach them not to despair.Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia|L. Mhlbach,
The officers must have the will to enforce it, and its vigorous enforcement must instill subordination in the soldiers.Battle Studies|Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
“The Prize for Youthful Obedience” endeavored to instill a love for animals, and to promote obedient habits.Forgotten Books of the American Nursery|Rosalie V. Halsey
Word Origin and History for instill
also instil, early 15c., "to introduce (liquid, feelings, etc.) little by little," from Latin instillare "put in by drops, to drop, trickle," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + stilla "a drop" (see distill). Related: Instilled; instilling.