- The definition of imbue is to fill something or someone with a particular quality.
When you instill good values in your child, this is an example of a situation where you imbue good values.
imbue definition by Webster's New World
imbue definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb im·bued, im·bu·ing, im·bues
- To inspire or influence thoroughly; pervade: work imbued with the revolutionary spirit. See Synonyms at charge.
- To permeate or saturate.
- To stain or dye deeply.
Origin: Middle English enbuen, imbeuen, from Latin imbuere, to moisten, stain.