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instill (someone) with (something)

To cause one to feel a particular emotion or have a certain reaction. Jenna's job performance so far doesn't exactly instill me with confidence.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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