Instill in - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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.
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.
References in periodicals archive
In my view, Bratton must instill in
all of us, police and community alike, the idea of full partnership working with community groups as the eyes and the ears to fight crime.
This shared experience helped instill in
those who served, as in the national culture generally, a sense of unity and moral seriousness that we would not see again-until after September 11, 2001.
Even if cadets don't eventually choose a career in uniform, the program appears to instill in
them a sense of pride and responsibility, instructors said.