Imbue

  • 1Imbue — Im*bue , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imbued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imbuing}.] [L. imbuere; pref. im in + perh. a disused simple word akin to L. bibere to drink. Cf. {Imbibe}.] 1. To tinge deeply; to dye; to cause to absorb; as, clothes thoroughly imbued… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2imbue — I verb bathe, drench, fill, imbuere, implant, impress upon the mind, inculcate, indoctrinate, inficere, influence, infuse, inject, inspire, instill, leaven, permeate, pervade, pour in, saturate, soak, tingere II index inculcate, infuse …

    Law dictionary

  • 3imbue — (v.) early 15c., to keep wet; to soak, saturate; also figuratively to cause to absorb (feelings, opinions, etc.), from L. imbuere moisten, of uncertain origin, perhaps from the same root as IMBRICATION (Cf. imbrication). Cf. also O.Fr. embu, pp.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4imbue — inoculate, leaven, ingrain, *infuse, suffuse Analogous words: *inform, inspire, fire, animate: impregnate, saturate, *permeate, pervade …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5imbue — see infuse …

    Modern English usage

  • 6imbue — [v] infuse, saturate bathe, diffuse, impregnate, inculcate, infix, ingrain, inoculate, instill, invest, leaven, permeate, pervade, steep, suffuse; concepts 209,236,245 Ant. drain, take out …

    New thesaurus

  • 7imbue — ► VERB (imbues, imbued, imbuing) (often be imbued with) ▪ fill with a feeling or quality. ORIGIN originally in the sense «saturate»: from Latin imbuere moisten …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8imbue — [im byo͞o′] vt. imbued, imbuing [L imbuere, to wet, soak] 1. Rare to fill with moisture; saturate 2. to fill with color; dye; tinge 3. to permeate or inspire (with principles, ideas, emotions, etc.) …

    English World dictionary

  • 9imbue — UK [ɪmˈbjuː] / US [ɪmˈbju] verb Word forms imbue : present tense I/you/we/they imbue he/she/it imbues present participle imbuing past tense imbued past participle imbued Phrasal verbs: imbue with …

    English dictionary

  • 10imbue — im|bue [ımˈbju:] v imbue with [imbue sb/sth with sth] phr v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: imbuere to make wet, stain ] to make someone or something have a quality, idea, or emotion very strongly ▪ His philosophical writings are imbued with… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11imbue — transitive verb (imbued; imbuing) Etymology: Latin imbuere Date: 1555 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&#8230; …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12imbue — im|bue [ ım bju ] verb im bue with phrasal verb transitive often passive FORMAL imbue someone/something with something to fill someone or something with a particular quality or emotion: His voice was imbued with a seriousness that Blanche had&#8230; …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13imbue — [[t]ɪmbju͟ː[/t]] imbues, imbuing, imbued VERB If someone or something is imbued with an idea, feeling, or quality, they become filled with it. [FORMAL] [be V ed with n] As you listen, you notice how every single word is imbued with a breathless&#8230; …

    English dictionary

  • 14imbue — verb imbue sb with sth phrasal verb (transitive usually passive) to make someone feel an emotion very strongly: a people deeply imbued with national pride …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15imbue — [ɪmˈbjuː] verb imbue sb/sth with sth …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 16imbue — imbuement, n. /im byooh /, v.t., imbued, imbuing. 1. to impregnate or inspire, as with feelings, opinions, etc.: The new political leader was imbued with the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. 2. to saturate or impregnate with moisture, color, etc. 3.&#8230; …

    Universalium

  • 17imbue — verb a) To wet or stain an object completely with some physical quality. The shirt was imbued with his scent. b) In general, to act in a way which results in an object becoming completely permeated or impregnated by some quality. The entire text&#8230; …

    Wiktionary

  • 18imbue — Synonyms and related words: animate, apply paint, bathe, beat into, bedaub, bedizen, begild, besmear, bespread, besprinkle, brainwash, breathe, brew, brush on paint, calcimine, catechize, coat, color, complexion, condition, cover, crawl with,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19imbue — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. saturate; tinge, color, suffuse; instill, inspire. See teaching, mixture. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. inspire, permeate, tinge, inculcate; see instill , teach 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v.&#8230; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20imbue — im·bue || ɪm bjuː v. inspire, strongly influence; fill with a feeling; cause to absorb a feeling or idea; permeate, infuse, stain …

    English contemporary dictionary