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instil

verb [T] uk (-ll-) UK (US instill)   /ɪnˈstɪl/ us  
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.
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