verb (used with object), im·bued, im·bu·ing.
Origin of imbue
Examples from the Web for imbue
Now, way up high in the North Carolina mountains, a Land of Oz can imbue a little magic.
And the use of reverberating metallic sound effects to imbue every other moment with sinister portent gets tedious after awhile.‘Broadchurch’ Is Great TV for Fans of ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Doctor Who,’ and ‘Prime Suspect’|Andrew Romano|August 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They had hoped for a younger man with more manifest energy and charisma to imbue the church with a new spirit.
“Unfortunately, the Jesuits failed to imbue me with the true Christian faith,” Castro told Frei Betto.Castro May Rejoin Catholic Church, Say Rumors in the Italian Press|Mac Margolis, Barbie Latza Nadeau|February 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
How could she fail to imbue him with the finest ideals of her race?Far to Seek|Maud Diver
Wars and rumors of wars served merely to imbue it with certain heroic fervor.Second Book of Tales|Eugene Field
Her mother, says Madame de Caylus, was anxious to imbue her with principles of sound piety.Princes and Poisoners|Frantz Funck-Brentano
And more specifically he must imbue himself with the spirit of the childlike literature.Literature in the Elementary School|Porter Lander MacClintock
But even if it would not expose itself, it would be infinitely best to imbue it with righteous principle.Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women|George Sumner Weaver
verb -bues, -buing or -bued (tr usually foll by with)
Word Origin for imbue
early 15c., "to keep wet; to soak, saturate;" also figuratively "to cause to absorb" (feelings, opinions, etc.), from Latin imbuere "moisten," of uncertain origin, perhaps from the same root as imbrication. Cf. also Old French embu, past participle of emboivre, from Latin imbibere "drink in, soak in" (see imbibe), which might have influenced the English word. Related: Imbued; imbuing.