Simple Definition of imbue
: to cause (someone or something) to be deeply affected by a feeling or to have a certain quality
Full Definition of imbue
1 : to permeate or influence as if by dyeing <the spirit that imbues the new constitution>
2 : to tinge or dye deeply
3 : endow 3 <Spanish missions imbue the city with Old World charm — Scott Pendleton>
Examples of imbue
A feeling of optimism imbues her works.
<her training at the school for the deaf imbued her with a sense of purpose that she had never known before>
Origin of imbue
First Known Use: 1555
Synonym Discussion of imbue
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