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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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If properly utilized, they can prove to be a valuable tool for combating racism and instilling important and needed values into today's students.
Mucociliary flow can also be confirmed by instilling a small amount of dye, such as methylene blue (figure, C).
Our clinic's practice had been to fill the bladder by slowly instilling sterile water or normal saline via the Foley catheter with a 60 cc catheter tip irrigation syringe, Once the patient had the urge to void, the catheter was removed.
Parents constantly negotiate between pitfalls, but instilling a work ethic makes us especially wary of either extreme.
Building self-esteem, instilling values in children and promoting social harmony are sentiments most people find inspiring.
The GCCBSA serves others by instilling values in young people that prepare them to make ethical choices throughout their lifetime, enabling the realization of their full potential.
NUSP spokesperson Kevin Castro said that instilling discipline among the youth can be done without resorting to a mandatory ROTC program.