If the word instill conjures up for you some vague memories of applying to colleges, it's probably because you had to write about the values of humility and kindness that your parents instilled in you, or the strong work ethic that your summer jobs instilled in you, and yadda yadda yadda. Talking about instillation can be pretty cheesy.
This word has Latin roots that mean "to drop in."
"My mother was a chef. She was an accountant turned caterer, and she operated the catering company from our one bedroom apartment in the Bronx. So my sister and I had to become her first two employees. That instilled a lot of things in me in an early age: entrepreneurialism, creativity and a passion for food."
Explain the meaning of "instill" without saying "impart" or "teach."
Fill in the blanks: "(Describe a situation.) On one hand, (some authority figure, like a babysitter, an older sibling, a parent, a teacher, a boss, or a government) wants to instill (some good thing). On the other hand, _____."
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1. A near opposite of INSTILL is
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