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1. instill

verb. ['ˌɪnˈstɪl'] fill, as with a certain quality.

Synonyms

  • impregnate
  • fill
  • make full
  • infuse
  • fill up

Antonyms

  • disinherit
  • inhale
  • exhale
  • deoxidize

Etymology

  • instillo (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word instill


1. Verb, base form
Hoping to instill a love of learning in your child from a young age?

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
School assemblies instill a sense of unity and school spirit for high school students.

Quotes containing the word instill


1. A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
- Brad Henry

2. Our best teachers do more than impart facts and figures - they inspire and encourage students and instill a true desire to learn. That's a fine art in itself.
- Sonny Perdue

3. All I can hope to do is instill great morality in my son and trust him along the way. The music he listens to or how he chooses to wear his hair doesn't define his moral compass, and if he wants to listen to country music and wear a cowboy hat too, that's fine.
- Mark Hoppus

2. instill

verb. ['ˌɪnˈstɪl'] teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions.

Synonyms

  • inculcate
  • infuse
  • din

Antonyms

  • go
  • take away
  • repel
  • take

Etymology

  • instillo (Latin)

3. instill

verb. ['ˌɪnˈstɪl'] produce or try to produce a vivid impression of.

Synonyms

  • impress
  • strike
  • affect
  • move

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • impoverish
  • subtract
  • colorlessness

Etymology

  • instillo (Latin)

4. instill

verb. ['ˌɪnˈstɪl'] enter drop by drop.

Synonyms

  • enter
  • infix
  • insert
  • instil

Antonyms

  • break
  • abstain
  • fire
  • unseal

Etymology

  • instillo (Latin)

5. instill

verb. ['ˌɪnˈstɪl'] impart gradually.

Synonyms

  • breathe
  • transfuse
  • bring
  • lend
  • bestow
  • contribute
  • add

Antonyms

  • miss
  • lose
  • defend
  • roughen

Etymology

  • instillo (Latin)
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