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instil

verb [T] (-ll-) UK (US instill) uk   us   /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.
Translations of “instil”
in Vietnamese làm cho thấm nhuần…
in Spanish infundir, inculcar…
in Thai ค่อยๆ ซึมเข้าไป…
in Malaysian menanamkan…
in French inculquer (à qqn)…
in German einflößen, beibringen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐漸灌輸…
in Indonesian menanamkan…
in Russian внушать, вселять…
in Turkish kafasına sokmak, aşılamak, telkin etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐渐灌输…
in Polish wpajać, wzbudzać…
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