in·still /ɪnˈstɪl/ 及物動詞
In·still v. t. [imp. & p. p. Instilled p. pr. & vb. n. Instilling.] [Written also instil.]
1. To drop in; to pour in drop by drop.
That starlight dews
All silently their tears of love instill. --Byron.
How hast thou instilled
Thy malice into thousands. --Milton.
Syn: -- To infuse; impart; inspire; implant; inculcate; insinuate.
v 1: impart gradually; "Her presence instilled faith into the
children"; "transfuse love of music into the students"
2: enter drop by drop; "instill medication into my eye" [syn: instil]
3: produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother
tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us" [syn: impress,
4: teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions;
"inculcate values into the young generation" [syn: inculcate,
5: fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic
tinctures the air with carbon monoxide" [syn: impregnate,