What does imbue mean?

Definitions for imbue
ɪmˈbyuim·bue

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddleverb

    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, imbueverb

    fill, soak, or imbue totally

    "soak the bandage with disinfectant"

  3. imbue, hueverb

    suffuse with color

Wiktionary

  1. imbueverb

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

    The shirt was imbued with his scent.

  2. imbueverb

    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. Etymology: From imbuo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Imbueverb

    To tincture deep; to imbibe with any liquor or die.

    Etymology: imbuo, Latin. This word, which seems wanted in our language, has been proposed by several writers, but not yet adopted by the rest. Imbu, French, the participial adj. is only used.

    I would render this treatise intelligible to every rational man, however little versed in scholastick learning; among whom I expect it will have a fairer passage, than among those that are deeply imbued with other principles. Digby.

    Cloaths which have once been throughly embued with black, cannot well afterwards be dyed into lighter colour. Boyle.

    Where the mineral matter is great, so as to take the eye, the body appears imbued and tinctured with the colour. John Woodward.

Wikipedia

  1. Imbue

    Imbue is the fourth studio album by The Early November.

ChatGPT

  1. imbue

    Imbue typically means to inspire or deeply permeate with a particular feeling, quality, or idea. It can also mean to soak or saturify something with a substance or color.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imbueverb

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

  2. Imbueverb

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

  3. Etymology: [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

    Create or provide an accurate and perfect quality.

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


    Submitted by MaryC on September 18, 2016  

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Numerology

  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

Examples of imbue in a Sentence

  1. Vanna Bonta:

    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.

  2. Kim Hyun-su:

    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.

  3. Vanna Bonta:

    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.

  4. Kim Hyun-su:

    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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