verb (used with object), in·stilled, in·stil·ling.
Words nearby instil
Definition for instilling (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 instilling
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