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English definition of “instil”

instil

verb [T] (-ll-) UK (US instill)     /ɪnˈstɪl/
to put a feeling , idea , or principle gradually into someone's mind , so that it has a strong influence on the way that person thinks or behaves : It is part of a teacher's job to instil confidence in/into his or her students .Teaching in general
(Definition of instil verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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