Definition of instill verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

instill

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪnˈstɪl//
 
instill something (in/into somebody)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they instill he / she / it instills past simple instilled -ing form instilling
 
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to gradually make someone feel, think, or behave in a particular way over a period of time to instill confidence/discipline/fear into someone