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
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.