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Pronunciation of Instil: Learn how to pronounce Instil in English correctly

Learn how to say Instil correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word instil:

verb (instils, instilling, instilled)
[with object]
1gradually but firmly establish (an idea or attitude) in a person’s mind:
the standards her parents had instilled into her
2put (a substance) into something in the form of liquid drops:
she was told how to instil eye drops


Pronunciation: /-ˈleɪʃ(ə)n/



late Middle English (in instil (sense 2)): from Latin instillare, from in- ‘into’ + stillare ‘to drop’ (from stilla ‘a drop’)

Spelling rule

Double the l when adding endings which begin with a vowel to words which end in a vowel plus l (as in travel): (instils, instilling,instilled).