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    should be approached in the context/ instilling good tastes

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    This question should be approached in the context of instilling good taste by such means as displays of the most suitable models, debates, honest arguments, discussions and others.

    should be approached in the context of = should be considered in the context of = should be introduced in the context of

    instill = introduce, implant

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Last edited by vil; 29-Dec-2010 at 17:19.

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    Re: should be approached in the context/ instilling good tastes

    OK in part, but look in your dictionary at instill !!

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    Re: should be approached in the context/ instilling good tastes

    Hi apex2000,

    Thank you again for your kindness.

    instill = din into, engender, imbue, implant, impress, inculcate, infuse, inject, insinuate, introduce

    I guess it could be also .... suggest; teach somebody to be...., bring up somebody to be...,


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    Re: should be approached in the context/ instilling good tastes

    Simply - to infuse slowly into the mind.
    Your dictionary does not seem to point to the first or most likely definition.

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    Re: should be approached in the context/ instilling good tastes

    On the contrary, "infuse" is on the first place in my dictionary on that entry, but I should think this interpretation was inadequate for the present case.

    Thank you again for your amendment.

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    Re: should be approached in the context/ instilling good tastes

    Now you know that it was not so. Stick to the first definition and use the next one or two to firm up your understanding. If you look for every definition you will risk never understanding the fine point you need answered.
    Other definitions are given when necessary because of different usage and this can be a problem for many crossword solvers.

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