OK, this is a difficult one.
I need to choose the correct option to complete the following sentence.
My parents always tried to ...................... a sense of integrity into me.
a. instil b. infuse c. inlay d. inset.
Apparently, the correct option is "a. instil".
However, I found the following definitions for "infuse":
a. (often foll. by into) to instil or inculcate. (Collins English dictionary)
b. to introduce as by pouring; cause to penetrate; instil (often fol. by into) : to infuse loyalty into the new employees. (Webster dictionary)
So, what's the reason it's not valid to complete the above sentence?
"Inlay" and "inset" clearly don't fit, since AFAIK they don't have a figurative meaning.
"Infuse" carries the idea of something spreading, like a teabag of course, or a drop of ink on blotting paper. I would say that you can infuse life, or feelings, among a group of people.
"Instill" (I spell it with two "l", but that's probably AE) is the best fit here, since its "step-by-step" nuance works well for a single individual, and values like integrity.