install vs instill : Common Errors in English

About install vs instill

People conjure up visions of themselves as upgradable robots when they write things like “My Aunt Tillie tried to install the spirit of giving in my heart.” The word they are searching for is “instill.” You install equipment, you instill feelings or attitudes.

install Meaning(s)

  • (v) set up for use
  • (v) put into an office or a position
  • (v) place

instill Meaning(s)

  • (v) impart gradually
  • (v) enter drop by drop
  • (v) produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
  • (v) teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
  • (v) fill, as with a certain quality

install in News

  1. Consumer Reports: Great Easy-to-Install Flooring

    Putting in a new floor may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Consumer Reports says there is another option that’s easy to install, is affordable, and can go right over your existing floor.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: NBC Miami

  2. Volunteers help install Yorkville playground

    Yorkville Grade School parents and community volunteers came out by the dozens recently to help install a new playground set. The PTO purchased the equipment after several years of fundraising efforts, according to a press release. “After lots of hard work and planning, this dream is now a reality,” said PTO president Crystal Cavey, who has served on the board for six years, in the release. “YGS ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Beacon News

  3. DOT to install lane shift on SR 204 Spur Friday

    Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install a lane shift on SR 204 Spur/Whitefield Avenue westbound starting near the Truman Parkway and continuing to Montgomery Crossroads.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WTOC 11 Savannah

instill in News

  1. Ambassador Alan Solomont to be Next Dean of Tufts' Tisch College

    Alan D. Solomont, U.S. ambassador, social activist and entrepreneur, will become the next dean of Tufts' Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service in Jan. 2014. He will lead a university-wide enterprise that works directly with all undergraduate, graduate and professional schools to instill an entrepreneurial approach to civic engagement.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Newswise

  2. LaBovick Law Group Gets Involved in Statewide Educational Programs

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2013) - LaBovick Law Group is proud to announce its involvement and sponsorship of the Dori Slosberg Foundation. For the past year, Brian LaBovick, Esq. has teamed up with the Dori Slosberg Foundation, traveling to various high schools throughout South Florida to instill why distracted driving can ruin a teen's life. Mr. LaBovick attended the ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Marketwire

  3. HP Ties Knot with Google, as Whitman Talks Up Customers

    Meg Whitman works to instill confidence in company's future direction.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: CIO

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