verb (used with object), in·stilled, in·stil·ling.
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Origin of instill
OTHER WORDS FROM instillin·still·er, nounin·still·ment, nounpre·in·still, verb (used with object)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH instillinstall, instill
Example sentences from the Web for instill
Larson, as usual, instills gravitas and agency in an otherwise underwritten character.
Kevin trains as a boxer, a discipline that instills in him both confidence and calm.
The Virgo New Moon tomorrow instills in you a renewed love for routine.
Carr says he hopes Page One instills in its audience a renewed appreciation of newspapers and the valuable service they provide.
She instills in the nervous temperament a preference for the lymphatic; in the sanguine, a liking for the bilious constitution.The Physical Life of Woman:|Dr. George H Napheys
But love gives strength; it instills hope and faith, and kindles anew the fires of life.The Social Significance of the Modern Drama|Emma Goldman