instill

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From Latin īnstillō.

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instill (third-person singular simple present instills, present participle instilling, simple past and past participle instilled)

  1. To cause a quality to become part of someone's nature.
    It is important to instill discipline in a child at an early age.
  2. To pour in (medicine, for example) drop by drop.

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