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 for instil
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  instil \instil\ v. t.
     same as instill.
  
     Syn: instill.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  instil
      v 1: enter drop by drop; "instill medication into my eye" [syn:
           instill, instil]

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