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Synonyms for instill

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. instill, transfuse(verb)

    impart gradually

    "Her presence instilled faith into the children"; "transfuse love of music into the students"

    transfuse, inculcate, ingrain, tincture, infuse, impregnate, impress, instil, cup

  2. instill, instil(verb)

    enter drop by drop

    "instill medication into my eye"

    transfuse, inculcate, ingrain, tincture, infuse, impregnate, impress, instil

  3. impress, ingrain, instill(verb)

    produce or try to produce a vivid impression of

    "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"

    yarn-dye, impregnate, instil, strike, imprint, inculcate, ingrain, tincture, affect, impress, print, move, shanghai, grain, transfuse, infuse

  4. inculcate, instill, infuse(verb)

    teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions

    "inculcate values into the young generation"

    transfuse, inculcate, ingrain, infuse, steep, impregnate, impress, instil, tincture

  5. impregnate, infuse, instill, tincture(verb)

    fill, as with a certain quality

    "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"

    knock up, inculcate, ingrain, saturate, tincture, impress, bang up, infuse, steep, instil, impregnate, prang up, transfuse

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. instill

    To teach is simply to communicate knowledge; to instruct (originally, to build in or into, put in order) is to impart knowledge with special method and completeness; instruct has also an authoritative sense nearly equivalent to command. To educate is to draw out or develop harmoniously the mental powers, and, in the fullest sense, the moral powers as well. To train is to direct to a certain result powers already existing. Train is used in preference to educate when the reference is to the inferior animals or to the physical powers of man; as, to train a horse; to train the hand or eye. To discipline is to bring into habitual and complete subjection to authority; discipline is a severe word, and is often used as a euphemism for punish; to be thoroughly effective in war, soldiers must be disciplined as well as trained. To nurture is to furnish the care and sustenance necessary for physical, mental, and moral growth; nurture is a more tender and homelike word than educate. Compare EDUCATION.

    discipline, drill, educate, enlighten, give instruction, give lessons, inculcate, indoctrinate, inform, initiate, instruct, nurture, school, teach, train, tutor

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  1. List of paraphrases for "instill":

    instil, inculcate

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  1. Anuj Somany:

    The less the ordinary people fear, the more they are made to hear through all channels about the spike and surge in virus cases to instill apprehension in their minds via manipulation and stricter rules are imposed to not let them come near and compulsorily wear masks over their mouths. It is a clear conspiracy.

  2. Mukaibar Shah:

    Corona virus rumour was created by Government, spread by media by constant telling lies to instill fear in people, accepted by fools who still wear masks and it was benefited by doctors, pharmacy companies, big politicians and businessmen

  3. Soren Kisiel:

    Camp Equinox's the mission of Hidden Valley Camp, to instill in these kids a sense of community so they're working together and supporting each other, i can't imagine delivering that online.

  4. Tiago Severo:

    The figure of Rodrigo Valdes is certainly going to be most likely perceived as a market-friendly new minister, who could perhaps instill a renewed sense of confidence in the outlook for the economy.

  5. Americo De Grazia:

    They're turning the oil industry into a no man's land where no one can instill order.

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