instill in

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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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.