I installed a database on my server.
✗ I instilled a database on my server.
I instilled a sense of community in the new recruits.
✗ I installed a sense of community in the new recruits.
The word "install" means "to add" or "to place" a physical item or software.
I want to install new pipes in my house this weekend.
This weekend, the speaker wants to do home improvement work.
The word "instill" has a similar meaning but pertains to emotions or attitudes.
My parents instilled deep patriotism in my and my siblings.
The speaker's parents are responsible for their children's patriotism.
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