Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

imbue

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of imbue

  1. to cause (as a person) to become filled or saturated with a certain quality or principle <her training at the school for the deaf imbued her with a sense of purpose that she had never known before> Synonyms endue (or indue), infuse, inculcate, ingrain (also engrain), inoculate, invest, steep, suffuseRelated Words animate, charge, enliven, invigorate, leaven; implant, instill, plant; impregnate, permeate, pervade, saturate; deluge, drown, fill, flood, inundate, overwhelm, submergeNear Antonyms deprive, divest, strip; clear, empty; eliminate, remove, take away





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up imbue? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to dishevel or rumple

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

soothe reduce perplex disapprove
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ