verb \-ˈbyü\

: to cause (someone or something) to be deeply affected by a feeling or to have a certain quality


Full Definition of IMBUE

transitive verb
:  to permeate or influence as if by dyeing <the spirit that imbues the new constitution>
:  to tinge or dye deeply
:  endow 3 <Spanish missions imbue the city with Old World charm — Scott Pendleton>

Examples of IMBUE

  1. A feeling of optimism imbues her works.
  2. <her training at the school for the deaf imbued her with a sense of purpose that she had never known before>

Origin of IMBUE

Latin imbuere
First Known Use: 1555


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