verb (used with object), in·fused, in·fus·ing.
verb (used without object), in·fused, in·fus·ing.
Origin of infuse
Synonyms for infuse
Related Words for infusepermeate, impregnate, inspire, suffuse, invest, saturate, impart, inculcate, pervade, intersperse, leaven, animate, steep, instill, imbue, plant, inoculate, indoctrinate, ingrain, implant
Examples from the Web for infuse
Contemporary Examples of infuse
I just tried to infuse it with nobility, because he was after all a king.Ron Perlman's Secret Suicide Attempt
October 28, 2014
More importantly, the evangelistic ethos is supposed to infuse everyday life.Did the Southern Baptist ‘Conservative Resurgence’ Fail?
June 1, 2014
More breathing room between books, however, gives writers more time to infuse their series with something extra.Into Russia’s Dark Soul: The Serial Pleasures of Martin Cruz Smith
November 13, 2013
Especially the loss of Henry—it really did infuse the story room, and by extension the show, with a degree of sadness.‘Homeland’ Showrunner: ‘We Knew We Had to Plot a New Course’
September 30, 2013
I had to work terribly hard to try to infuse some miniscule bit of humor into it.Jim Carrey’s Rant Against ‘Kick-Ass 2’ and 13 Other Stars Who Hate Their Own Films
June 25, 2013
Historical Examples of infuse
Cover it, and let it stand to infuse from half an hour to an hour.
Cover the vessel, and let them infuse for twenty-four hours.
Stryker managed to infuse into his tone a deal of suspicious contempt.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
We will wake it; arm it; infuse into it the living spirit of the Idea.The Book of Khalid
Cover it with a tea-cosy, and let it infuse for five minutes before using.The Skilful Cook
Word Origin for infuse
early 15c., "to pour in, introduce, soak," from Latin infusus, past participle of infundere "to pour into," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + fundere "pour, spread" (see found (v.2)). Figurative sense of "instill, inspire" first recorded 1520s (infusion in this sense dates from mid-15c.). Related: Infused; infusing.