verb (used with object), in·stilled, in·stil·ling.
Words nearby instil
Definition for instilled (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of instill
OTHER WORDS FROM instillin·still·er, nounin·still·ment, nounpre·in·still, verb (used with object)
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Examples from the Web for instilled
The strong ties he would cultivate with America were first instilled by his American mother.The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If confidence and strength were instilled in her at a young age, glamour was something she pursued.Diane von Furstenberg: How I Learned to Love My Wrap Dress|Lizzie Crocker|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Chaz had instilled a will in him to live before and brought him back from the brink numerous times.‘Life Itself’: A Fitting, Heartrending Tribute to Cinema’s Great Appreciator Roger Ebert|Marlow Stern|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In being gutted by a linoleum knife, that dark image that Hannibal had instilled in him had been freed.Hugh Dancy on ‘Hannibal’s’ Brilliantly Batsh*t Finale and the Future of Will Graham|Marlow Stern|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“This Congress has not instilled a helluva lot of confidence in the party,” says longtime consultant Mark Corallo.
The principles of religion were there instilled, while the elements of learning were unfolded.
To relieve the pain a few drops of a sterilized 1% solution of cocaine may be instilled and left within the ear for a few minutes.
A few drops of lixivium tartari were instilled into this water without producing any sensible effervescence.
How far cleanliness and neatness may be instilled is apparent from the nature of the work.A Plea for the Criminal|James Leslie Allan Kayll
He acted as if the fear that men have instilled in his breed was somehow missing.The Voice of the Pack|Edison Marshall