instill

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. inculcate, implant, impart; pour in, mix in, infuse. See mixture, teaching, insertion.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. infuse, suffuse, transfuse, intermix, imbue, inject, infiltrate, interject, inoculate, impregnate, implant, impress into the mind, ingrain, impart, impart gradually, disseminate, inspire, diffuse, impress, propagandize, catechize, brainwash, introduce, teach, inculcate, insinuate, indoctrinate, insert, impenetrate, inseminate, force in, put into someone's head*; see also teach 1 .
Ant. remove*, draw out, extract.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
infuse, imbue, implant, impart, inculcate, indoctrinate, introduce, engender, brainwash, program, inject, impress.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) also instil verb To fix (an idea, for example) in someone's mind by reemphasis and repetition: drill, drive, implant, impress, inculcate, pound. See TEACH.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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}.] 1. To drop in; to pour in drop… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • instill — I verb direct, educate, familiarize with, ground, guide, impart, impart gradually, implant, impress upon the mind, inculcate, indoctrinate, infix, inform, infuse, inject, instillare, instruct, prepare, propagandize, qualify, school, teach, train …   Law dictionary

  • instill — (v.) also instil, early 15c., to introduce (liquid, feelings, etc.) little by little, from L. instillare put in by drops, to drop, trickle, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + stilla a drop (see DISTILL (Cf. distill)). Related: Instilled; …   Etymology dictionary

  • instill — inculcate, *implant Analogous words: *infuse, inoculate, imbue, ingrain, leaven: impregnate, *permeate, saturate, pervade, impenetrate, interpenetrate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • instill — [v] implant, introduce brainwash*, catechize, diffuse, disseminate, engender, engraft, force in, imbue, impart, impregnate, impress, inculcate, indoctrinate, infiltrate, infix, infuse, inject, inoculate, inseminate, insert, insinuate, inspire,… …   New thesaurus

  • instill — or instil [in stil′] vt. instilled, instilling [MFr instiller < L instillare < in , in + stillare, to drop < stilla, a drop] 1. to put in drop by drop 2. to put (an idea, principle, feeling, etc.) in or into little by little; impart… …   English World dictionary

  • instill — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin instillare, from in + stillare to drip, from stilla drop Date: 15th century 1. to cause to enter drop by drop < instill medication into the infected eye > 2. to impart gradually < instilling a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • instill — instiller, n. instillment, n. /in stil /, v.t. 1. to infuse slowly or gradually into the mind or feelings; insinuate; inject: to instill courtesy in a child. 2. to put in drop by drop. [1525 35; < L instillare, equiv. to in IN 2 + stillare to… …   Universalium

  • instill — verb /ɪnˈstɪl/ a) To cause a quality to become part of someones nature. It is important to instill discipline in a child at an early age. b) To pour in (medicine, for example) drop by drop …   Wiktionary

  • instill — instillation * * * in·still in stil vt, in·stilled; in·still·ing to cause to enter esp. drop by drop <instill medication into the infected eye> …   Medical dictionary

  • instill — in|still [ ın stıl ] verb transitive to make someone have a particular feeling or belief: instill something in someone: His parents had instilled a lasting love of music in him …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.