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    instill

    instill - Dictionary definition and meaning for word instill

    Definition
    (verb) impart gradually
    Synonyms : transfuse
    Example Sentence
    • Her presence instilled faith into the children
    • transfuse love of music into the students
    Definition
    (verb) enter drop by drop
    Synonyms : instil
    Example Sentence
    • instill medication into my eye
    Definition
    (verb) produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
    Synonyms : impress , ingrain
    Example Sentence
    • Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us
    Definition
    (verb) teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
    Synonyms : inculcate , infuse
    Example Sentence
    • inculcate values into the young generation
    Definition
    (verb) fill, as with a certain quality
    Synonyms : impregnate , infuse , tincture
    Example Sentence
    • The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide
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