View synonyms for imbued


[ im-byood ]


  1. permeated or inspired, as with an ideal, meaning, characteristic, etc.:

    The article provides a picture of the Jewish Diaspora and its shift from sacredly imbued patterns to more secular ones.

  2. saturated or impregnated, as with moisture, color, etc.:

    Those snow cones you buy at street fairs are all far too sweet and imbued with dye.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of imbue ( def ).
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Example Sentences

They might not make the unteachable, can’t-miss plays that immediately imbue an entire fan base with hope.

Moroccan couscous is a whole process that involves multiple steaming sessions and time-intensive preparations of toppings and spice-imbued sauce.

From Eater

In April, Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison advocated imbuing the World Health Organization with powers similar to those of UN “weapon inspectors,” to investigate the outbreak in Wuhan, China.

From Fortune

It is not just an object she is seeing, but a relationship imbued with beauty, goodness, and meaning.

The day he arrived at the leafy Nike campus he instantly imbued Salazar’s running program with scientific credibility.

From Fortune

She actively, and with glee, imbued their lives with an abundance of misery.

The result is a Shakespeare-imbued tale of the 20th century.

The stories are so minimal that anything could be projected on them and imbued with a significant meaning to its observer.

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.

Becoming imbued also with a high degree of piety, she visited nearly every year a retreat of the Ursulines of Arcis-sur-Aube.

Imbued with sentiments quite different from ours, she was troubled at the praise addressed to her.

It retained also much of the spirit of paganism, and never became thoroughly imbued with Christian sentiment.

Grenville, though not less ready than the king to meet opposition with violent measures, was imbued with whig theories.

All the red colouring matter, with which it is sometimes imbued, is contributed by streams entering on the southern side.