infuse, suffuse, imbue, ingrain, inoculate, leaven mean to introduce one thing into another so as to affect it throughout.
infuse implies a pouring in of something that gives new life or significance.
suffuse implies a spreading through of something that gives an unusual color or quality.
imbue implies the introduction of a quality that fills and permeates the whole being.
ingrain, used only in the passive or past participle, suggests the deep implanting of a quality or trait.
inoculate implies an imbuing or implanting with a germinal idea and often suggests stealth or subtlety.
leaven implies introducing something that enlivens, tempers, or markedly alters the total quality.
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