When you instill good values in your child, this is an example of a situation where you imbue good values.
transitive verb-·bued′, -·bu′ing
- Rare to fill with moisture; saturate
- to fill with color; dye; tinge
- to permeate or inspire (with principles, ideas, emotions, etc.)
Origin of imbueClassical Latin imbuere, to wet, soak
transitive verbim·bued, im·bu·ing, im·bues
- To inspire or influence thoroughly; pervade: work imbued with the revolutionary spirit.
- To saturate, impregnate, or dye.
Origin of imbueMiddle English enbuen, imbeuen from Latin imbuere to moisten, stain
(third-person singular simple present imbues, present participle imbuing, simple past and past participle imbued)
- Imbue takes meaning from the word imbibe, which means "to absorb or to be filled with".
From Latin imbuō (“wet, moisten”).