What does imbue mean?

Definitions for imbueɪmˈbyu

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word imbue.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. soak, imbue(verb)

    fill, soak, or imbue totally

    "soak the bandage with disinfectant"

  3. imbue, hue(verb)

    suffuse with color


  1. imbue(Verb)

    : To wet or stain an object completely with some physical quality.

    The shirt was imbued with his scent.

  2. imbue(Verb)

    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.

  3. Origin: From imbuo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imbue(verb)

    to tinge deeply; to dye; to cause to absorb; as, clothes thoroughly imbued with black

  2. Imbue(verb)

    to tincture deply; to cause to become impressed or penetrated; as, to imbue the minds of youth with good principles

  3. Origin: [L. imbuere; pref. im- in + perh. a disused simple word akin to L. bibere to drink. Cf. Imbibe.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Imbue

    im-bū′, v.t. to moisten: to tinge deeply: to cause to imbibe, as the mind. [O. Fr. imbuer—L. imbuĕrein, and root of bibĕre, to drink.]

Editors Contribution

  1. imbue

    Fill a things with a vital or necessary quality.

    The mint team is created to imbue your tastebuds with the flavor of mint.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of imbue in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of imbue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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