Instill

In*still"

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Instilled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Instilling.] [L. instillare, instillatum; pref. in- in + stillare to drop, fr. stilla a drop: cf. F. instiller. See Distill.]
[Written also instil.]
1. To drop in; to pour in drop by drop.
[1913 Webster]

That starlight dews
All silently their tears of love instill.
Byron.
[1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: To infuse (knowledge or attitudes) into the mind of another, slowly or gradually; to impart gradually; to cause to be imbibed.
[PJC]

How hast thou instilled
Thy malice into thousands.
Milton.

Syn. -- To infuse; impart; inspire; implant; inculcate; insinuate.
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