Imbue meaning

ĭm-byo͝o
To fill with moisture; saturate.
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To inspire or influence thoroughly; pervade.

Work imbued with the revolutionary spirit.

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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.

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To permeate or inspire (with principles, ideas, emotions, etc.)
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To fill with color; dye; tinge.
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: To wet or stain an object completely with some physical quality.

The shirt was imbued with his scent.

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In general, to act in a way which results in an object becoming completely permeated or impregnated by some quality.

The entire text is imbued with the sense of melancholy and hopelessness.

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To saturate, impregnate, or dye.
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Origin of imbue

  • Middle English enbuen, imbeuen from Latin imbuere to moisten, stain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin imbuō (“wet, moisten”).

    From Wiktionary