verb (used with object)
Origin of instill
Examples from the Web for instills
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
Word Origin and History for instills
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.