verb (used with object), im·bued, im·bu·ing.
Origin of imbue
Examples from the Web for imbued
She actively, and with glee, imbued their lives with an abundance of misery.J.K. Rowling Pens the Greatest Horror Story Ever: Dolores Umbridge Was Real|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The stories are so minimal that anything could be projected on them and imbued with a significant meaning to its observer.Holy Homophobia, Batman! A Queer Reading of the Dark Knight|Rich Goldstein|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The beautiful island of Santorini is imbued with the history of some of the earliest civilizations.
The others also seem to have been imbued with a little extra depth.Return of the Bunny Boiler: Fatal Attraction’s World Stage Premiere|Nico Hines|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was at first puzzled that Russell had imbued Polito with such benevolent qualities.The Real Story and Lesson of the Abscam Sting in ‘American Hustle’|Jimmy So|December 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The girl's mind, perhaps because it was imbued already with the subject, had possessed itself of what filled her mother's.The Kentons|William Dean Howells
He was imbued with alcohol, and if he drank any kind of liquor it made him tipsy.Resurrection|Leo Tolstoy
No party, no class, no creed is standing back; all are imbued with one single thought: United Germany is unconquerable.
Shoin held anti-foreign sentiments and imbued the men of his day with his views.A Fantasy of Far Japan|Baron Kencho Suyematsu
He is so imbued with notions of his own dignity that he would prove a tough subject to manage.Holidays at the Grange or A Week's Delight|Emily Mayer Higgins
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.