Brainwash vs Instill - What's the difference?

brainwash | instill |


As verbs the difference between brainwash and instill

is that brainwash is to affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process (ie hypnosis) while instill is to cause a quality to become part of someone's nature.

As a noun brainwash

is an effect upon one's memory, belief, or ideas.

brainwash

English

Noun

(-)
  • An effect upon one's memory, belief, or ideas.
  • Verb

  • To affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process. (i.e. hypnosis)
  • (figuratively, dated) To take from an electronically controlled machine its stored-up information; to erase a computer's programming. (1960)
  • instill

    English

    Alternative forms

    * instil UK

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cause a quality to become part of someone's nature.
  • It is important to instill discipline in a child at an early age.
  • To pour in (medicine, for example) drop by drop.
  • See also

    * infuse