instill
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This word may also be spelled "instil."
instill(
ihn
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stihl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to inculcate; used with "in")
a. inculcar
My parents instilled in me a great respect for nature.Mis padres inculcaron en mí un gran respeto por la naturaleza.
The teacher instilled a love of math in all of her students.La profesora inculcó el amor por las matemáticas en todos sus estudiantes.
b. infundir
The cranky supervisor instilled fear in all the workers.El supervisor malhumorado le infundía temor a todo los trabajadores.
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instill
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. inculcar
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