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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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gt;> Il ne tait aucun doute qu'on ne parvient pas a instiller le sens du devoir civique dans l'esprit des Canadiens.
Benitez now stands alone in Europe as the supreme tactician and instiller of discipline amongst his charges - seldom can a group of players have been so well drilled in terms of what's required of them, or clearer about their responsibilities to the club and its fans.
Numerous studies have also documented that Latino parents, while highly interested in their children's education, define the parent's role as nurturer and instiller of values and view education as the teacher's role.
In the case of Peter, the extreme nature of the fundamentalism in which he has grown up is represented in his personality as an inflictor of self-punishment, an instiller of critical voices, and rigidity of discipline.
L'Indian Style Show visait a instiller chez des femmes euro-americaines ou euro-canadiennes des classes moyennes et superieures l'idee que tous les peuples partagent une meme humanite fondamentale, en associant la magnificence du vetement au bon gout feminin (1).
Les carnages dont il est capable est un moyen au service d'une fin, un element de l'atmosphere de choc et d'epouvante que le terroriste cherche a creer pour ebranler les autorites, faire peur au citoyen, et enfin instiller son venin.