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Definition of "imbue" []

  • To inspire or influence thoroughly; pervade: work imbued with the revolutionary spirit. See Synonyms at charge. (verb-transitive)
  • To permeate or saturate. (verb-transitive)
  • To stain or dye deeply. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "imbue" in a sentence
  • "The animal terms imbue the loved one with the characteristics humans ascribe to each animal."
  • "Since when do mysterious rifts "imbue" magical abilities?"
  • "Sitting on the pitch and abandoning your teammates is not the action of a winner, that's not how you 'imbue' a winning culture."