permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddle(verb)
spread or diffuse through
"An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"
fill, soak, or imbue totally
"soak the bandage with disinfectant"
suffuse with color
: To wet or stain an object completely with some physical quality.
The shirt was imbued with his scent.
In general, to act in a way which results in an object becoming completely permeated or impregnated by some quality.
The entire text is imbued with the sense of melancholy and hopelessness.
Origin: From imbuo.
to tinge deeply; to dye; to cause to absorb; as, clothes thoroughly imbued with black
to tincture deply; to cause to become impressed or penetrated; as, to imbue the minds of youth with good principles
Origin: [L. imbuere; pref. im- in + perh. a disused simple word akin to L. bibere to drink. Cf. Imbibe.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
im-bū′, v.t. to moisten: to tinge deeply: to cause to imbibe, as the mind. [O. Fr. imbuer—L. imbuĕre—in, and root of bibĕre, to drink.]
Fill a things with a vital or necessary quality.
The mint team is created to imbue your tastebuds with the flavor of mint.
The numerical value of imbue in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of imbue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Language achieves soul only when it's applied as a tool, used by those who imbue it with what they have had the courage and honesty to perceive and feel.
Language achieves soul only when it’s applied as a tool, used by those who imbue it with what they have had the courage and honesty to perceive and feel.
I think they will try to imbue the Note (phone) with a more transformative change such as new technology under the new leadership, than the fine-tuning we saw with the Galaxy S7.
I think they will try to imbue the Note (tablet) with a more transformative change such as new technology under the new leadership, than the fine-tuning we saw with the Galaxy S7.
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