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English verb: instill

1. instill (possession) impart gradually


SamplesHer presence instilled faith into the children.
Transfuse love of music into the students.


Synonymstransfuse


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)add, bestow, bring, contribute, impart, lend


Narrower (hyponym)breathe

2. instill (contact) enter drop by drop


SamplesInstill medication into my eye.


Synonymsinstil


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)enter, infix, insert, introduce

3. instill (cognition) produce or try to produce a vivid impression of


SamplesMother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us.


Synonymsimpress, ingrain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)affect, impress, move, strike

4. instill (cognition) teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions


SamplesInculcate values into the young generation.


Synonymsinculcate, infuse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)drill


Narrower (hyponym)din

5. instill (change) fill, as with a certain quality


SamplesThe heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide.


Synonymsimpregnate, infuse, tincture


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full









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