verb (used with object), in·stilled, in·stil·ling.
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He oversaw a brutal regime, aimed at instilling respect, deference and acceptance of duty into the princes.
They credit him with instilling small-d democratic principles that guide their lives today.George McGovern, Democratic Icon and Former Presidential Candidate, Dies at Age 90|Eleanor Clift|October 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
McCain would be calling the president out, by instilling reform that Obama only talks about.
Sir James Fenwick shook hands with her very warmly, and I could almost hear him instilling words of comfort into her.The Old Man in the Corner|Baroness Orczy
One of the first requisites seems to be instilling into his mind a knowledge of God and His attributes.South and South Central Africa|H. Frances Davidson
We had succeeded in instilling in them the iron discipline of duty which was to prove better than the discipline of fear.The Red Watch|J. A. Currie
All credit is due to him for instilling the principles of fine lines and graceful forms into the minds of the young potters.Chats on Royal Copenhagen Porcelain|Arthur Hayden
The faint, rank smell of the wild beasts mingling with the evening air, was instilling its intoxication in my brain.Memoirs of a Midget|Walter de la Mare