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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.
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.