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instill someone with something

to imbue or impress someone with something. Her story instilled us all with courage. She instilled us with courage.
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instill something in (to) someone

to impress something into someone's mind. You need to remember your manners. I want to instill that into you. Good manners were instilled in me at home.
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instill something in(to) something

to add something to a situation. The presence of the mayor instilled a legitimacy into the proceedings. Sharon sought to instill a little levity in the meeting.
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In recognition of this shortage, the nation's leading youth service organization, the Boy Scouts of America, is recognizing National Mentoring Month this January as part of its ongoing efforts to instill leadership qualities among American youth and encourage individuals to consider becoming a mentor in their communities.
Aberdeen reports that e-sourcing technologies go beyond online negotiations to instill process and consistency and knowledge management throughout the enterprise.
Danza does not possess the most secure vocal instrument but instills an infectious sincerity into his renderings of the workers' strike anthem, ``Unfair,'' and his political call to arms, ``The Name's LaGuardia.
Baylor Law School's program instills in our students that the law, and their privilege as members of the bar, must be used to serve all the citizens of our state and nation, including most importantly, those who are marginalized," Brad Toben, dean of Baylor Law School, said.
Veritas Christian Academy of Houston exists to support Christian families in their God-given responsibility to educate their children by providing a Christ-centered, biblically directed education that instills the vision and practice of excellence in academics, character, discipleship, and service to others.
The emphasis on continuous improvement that ISO 9001:2000 instills will support our external and internal drive toward excellence.