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Definition 1: fill, as with a certain quality - [verb of change]

Samples where instill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide

Synonyms for instill in the sense of this definition

(instill is a kind of ...) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

Definition 2: produce or try to produce a vivid impression of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where instill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us

Synonyms for instill in the sense of this definition

(instill is a kind of ...) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd" "he was dumb-struck by the news" "her comments struck a sour note"

Definition 3: teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions - [verb of cognition]

Samples where instill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • inculcate values into the young generation

Synonyms for instill in the sense of this definition

(instill is a kind of ...) teach by repetition

(... is a kind of instill ) instill (into a person) by constant repetition

"he dinned the lessons into his students"

Definition 4: enter drop by drop - [verb of contact]

Samples where instill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • instill medication into my eye

Synonyms for instill in the sense of this definition

(instill is a kind of ...) put or introduce into something

"insert a picture into the text"

Definition 5: impart gradually - [verb of possession]

Samples where instill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her presence instilled faith into the children
  • transfuse love of music into the students

Synonyms for instill in the sense of this definition

(instill is a kind of ...) bestow a quality on

"Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company" "The music added a lot to the play" "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings" "This adds a light note to the program"

(... is a kind of instill ) impart as if by breathing

"He breathed new life into the old house"

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