Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb instill

5 senses of instill

Sense 1
instill, transfuse -- (impart gradually; "Her presence instilled faith into the children"; "transfuse love of music into the students")
       => lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring -- (bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program")

Sense 2
instill, instil -- (enter drop by drop; "instill medication into my eye")
       => insert, infix, enter, introduce -- (put or introduce into something; "insert a picture into the text")

Sense 3
impress, ingrain, instill -- (produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us")
       => affect, impress, move, strike -- (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")

Sense 4
inculcate, instill, infuse -- (teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; "inculcate values into the young generation")
       => drill -- (teach by repetition)

Sense 5
impregnate, infuse, instill, tincture -- (fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide")
       => fill, fill up, make full -- (make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride")

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