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Video footage: The son\xCDs affair cause financial issues for him and his mother, and instill jealousy in the woman\xCDs husband. (1920s)
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Definition of the verb instill

What does instill mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: instilled | instilling | instills

  1. impart gradually
  2. enter drop by drop
    • example: instill medication into my eye
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • alternative spelling: instil
    • more generic words: enter / infix / insert / introduce = put or introduce into something
  3. produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
  4. teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of instill: inculcate / infuse
    • more generic word: drill = teach by repetition
    • more specific word: din = instill (into a person) by constant repetition
  5. fill, as with a certain quality


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Google previewJoseph Cornell's Vision of Spiritual Order (2013)

by Lindsay Blair

Eddy's Science and {instill is the ultimate source of truth for the Christian Scientist , surpassing the Bible in its authority. for adherents may only interpret the Bible in the manner indicated in Science and Health. The essential doctrine of Christian ...

Google previewDante for the New Millennium (2003)

by Teodolinda Barolini, Wayne Storey

The association of these carvings with those on church floors covering tombs emphasizes that aspect of the lesson; it also suggests that the ultimate feeling they are to instill is that of humbled grief, whose bodily expression is the bowed head.

Google previewJewish Martyrs in the Pagan and Christian Worlds (2006)

by Shmuel Shepkaru

Rather than encouraging Jews to emulate rabbinic martyrs, what the story attempts to instill is the indispensability of the rabbinic teachings to Jewish life. Rabbinic authority and restoration of the religious system according to the rabbinic ideal ...

Google previewSuccessful Global Leadership (2016)

Frameworks for Cross-Cultural Managers and Organizations by Ramon Henson

Furthermore, an element of this corporate culture that organizations like BMW, Colgate-Palmolive, IBM, Mondelez, and Unilever are trying to instill is a global mindset. Unfortunately, they are more the exception than the rule. Ghemawat ( 2012) ...

Google previewThe Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (2004)

Volume 2: Purgatorio by Robert M. Durling

the ultimate feeling they are to instill is that of humbled grief, whose bodily expression is the bowed head. The lesson in the self-destructiveness of pride is essential preparation for learning from the examples of humility. The souls must be ...

Google previewThe Practice of Ally Work (2006)

Meeting and Partnering with Your Spirit Guide in the Imaginal World by Jeffrey Raff

The attitude you should try to instill is that of respect for your work. It is a goodidea to mark the beginning and endof your work time with a ritual of somesort, reminding yourself thatyou areengaging in spiritual work; sacredwork that shouldbe ...

Google previewWestern Electrician (1902)

Instill is the Evans- ton (111. ) ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1840)

by John Oswald

*instill', v. distill'er, n. Tdistillery, n. instill'ed, a. * Substratum, a lower layer .

Google previewThe Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants, Revised (2013)

A Practical Guide to Creating Healing, Protection, and Prosperity using Plants, Herbs, and Flowers by Susan Gregg

Teaches you how to act from love □ vervain will: Chase away negative spirits, Attract love, Calm emotions, Instill peace and happiness □ the plant: Vervain is found growing by roadsides and in sunny pastures in Europe and North America.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style (2000)

by Bryan A. Garner

Good teachers instill or inculcate values into students, but cannot properly be said to instill or inculcate students with values. For an additional example, see inflict. oblivious. Although this word takes the preposition of in its strictest sense ...

Google previewCambridge Academic Content Dictionary Reference Book with CD-ROM (2008)

by Cambridge University Press

instill /in 'stil/ v [T] to put a feeling, idea, or principle gradually into someone's mind, so that it has a strong influence on the way ...

Google previewThe Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery (1997)

by Junius P. Rodriguez

Both the French and Dutch put children to work performing light tasks to avoid mischief and to instill the slavery work ethic. In Brazil, some masters treated slave children like pets—throwing them bits of food from the table and generally ...

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Instill Meaning

Video shows what instill means. To cause a quality to become part of someone's nature.. To pour in (medicine, for example) drop by drop.. Instill Meaning.

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Quotes about Instill

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. (Hal Borland)
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Scrabble value of I1N1S1T1I1L1L1

The value of this 7-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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