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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.

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. instill, transfuseverb

    impart gradually

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

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

  2. instill, instilverb

    enter drop by drop

    "instill medication into my eye"

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

  3. impress, ingrain, instillverb

    produce or try to produce a vivid impression of

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

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

  4. inculcate, instill, infuseverb

    teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions

    "inculcate values into the young generation"

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

  5. impregnate, infuse, instill, tinctureverb

    fill, as with a certain quality

    "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"

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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "instill":

    instil, inculcate

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How to use instill in a sentence?

  1. Human Rights Watch:

    Genital normalizing surgeries such as clitoral' reductions' and vaginoplasties instill deep shame and sexual trauma in young children when they can not make a decision for themselves.

  2. Oliver Hudson:

    Look the impression is, of course, we are from famous parents – it's not an impression, it's a fact, but within the four walls, it was a very normal family. Because they came from where they came from – which was nothing – they understood that and wanted to instill those values.

  3. Daniel Webster:

    If we work upon marble, it will perish if we work upon brass, time will efface it if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity.

  4. Russell Maryland:

    North Texas's very sad, the situation that we're in right now, the world is changing. The city is changing. And unfortunately you have a set of people in this town that are fearful of the change. And what do the fearful do ? Instill fear.

  5. Mitul Kotecha:

    China is continuing to instill a degree of stability after the sharp volatility at the beginning of the month by announcing stable to firmer fixings, tighter liquidity has contributed to a squeeze on long USD/CNH positions and will mean investors are wary of shorting CNH in the near term.


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