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instill


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Instill  \In*still"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Instilled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Instilling}.]  [L.  instillare  instillatum  pref.  in- 
  in  +  stillare  to  drop,  fr  stilla  a  drop:  cf  F.  instiller. 
  See  {Distill}.]  [Written  also  {instil}.] 
  To  drop  in  to  pour  in  drop  by  drop;  hence  to  impart 
  gradually;  to  infuse  slowly;  to  cause  to  be  imbibed. 
 
  That  starlight  dews  All  silently  their  tears  of  love 
  instill.  --Byron. 
 
  How  hast  thou  instilled  Thy  malice  into  thousands. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  To  infuse;  impart;  inspire;  implant;  inculcate; 
  insinuate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  instill 
  v  1:  impart  gradually;  "Her  presence  instilled  faith  into  the 
  children" 
  2:  enter  drop  by  drop,  as  of  medication  into  an  eye  [syn:  {instil}] 
  3:  make  a  deep  and  indelible  impression  on  someone  [syn:  {impress}, 
  {ingrain}] 
  4:  teach  and  impress  by  frequent  repetitions  or  admonitions 
  [syn:  {inculcate},  {infuse}] 
  5:  infuse,  as  with  a  certain  quality;  "The  heavy  traffic 
  tinctures  the  air  with  carbon  monoxide"  [syn:  {impregnate}, 
  {infuse},  {tincture}] 




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