imbue

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v imbue suffuse with color
    • v imbue fill, soak, or imbue totally "soak the bandage with disinfectant"
    • v imbue 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Imbue To tincture deply; to cause to become impressed or penetrated; as, to imbue the minds of youth with good principles. "Thy words with grace divine Imbued , bring to their sweetness no satiety."
    • Imbue To tinge deeply; to dye; to cause to absorb; as, clothes thoroughly imbued with black.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • imbue To impregnate by steeping or soaking: used especially with reference to dyes.
    • imbue To tincture deeply; cause to become impregnated or penetrated: as, to imbue the minds of youth with good principles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Imbue im-bū′ to moisten: to tinge deeply: to cause to imbibe, as the mind.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. imbuere,; pref. im-, in + perh. a disused simple word akin to L. bibere, to drink. Cf. Imbibe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. imbuer—L. imbuĕrein, and root of bibĕre, to drink.

Usage

In literature:

We must be imbued with a simple, faithful spirit, not presuming, not preoccupied.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864" by Various
They are so imbued with metaphysics that they even make love metaphysically.
"The Jest Book" by Mark Lemon
Both were imbued with but one thought and that thought centered on Tom Gray.
"Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer" by Jessie Graham Flower
A Saxon Trouvere continued this to his own time, imbuing his work with thorough hatred of the Normans.
"Woman's Work in Music" by Arthur Elson
He seemed, indeed, to have been imbued with the gift of success.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The chief commands, and the conclusion is naturally drawn that the words he utters are imbued with the power to force obedience.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
No heart is fully happy till it is imbued with the spirit of piety.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
My solitary and companionless youth had deeply imbued my mind with romance.
"The Monctons: A Novel, Volume I" by Susanna Moodie
Jefferson returned from France deeply imbued with the spirit of the French Revolution.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
But Turgeneff, thoroughly imbued with western ideas, did not embrace it.
"A Survey of Russian Literature, with Selections" by Isabel Florence Hapgood
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In poetry:

And long did it struggle on earth,
With wondrous desire imbued;
But none of the tedious songs of our earth
Could rival celestial song.
"The Angel" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
So do I still remember eyes imbued
With far reflections--as the stars suggest
The silence, purity and solitude
Of infinite peace and rest.
"Remembered" by Madison Julius Cawein
Starting and turning pale
At Rumour's angry din -
No storm can now assail
The charm he wears within,
Rejoicing still, and doing good,
And with the thought of God imbued.
"Fifth Sunday After Epiphany" by John Keble
The falling spray my head bedews,
As gently as a vernal shower;
Or, as the Holy Ghost imbues
In consecrated hour,
The soul that only yearns for love,
And seeks it from the throne above.
"Niagara's Rainbow" by Joseph Horatio Chant
Would we be quicker with our praise,
And gladly give the greatest meeds
As recompense for noble deeds,
And heroes crown with brightest bays,
And slay all foes that hearts imbue
With doubt and weakness, if we knew?
"If We But Knew" by Freeman Edwin Miller
Yellow leaves, how fast they flutter—woodland hollows thickly strewing,
Where the wan October sunbeams scantly in the mid-day win,
While the dim gray clouds are drifting, and in saddened hues imbuing
All without and all within!
"Poems - Written On The Deaths Of Three Lovely Children" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

El Grito Can't Quite Imbue Its Bloody Violence With Meaning.
The atmosphere is imbued with deep, warm colors and a woodsy feel.
Their work is imbued with an adolescent energy and inherent naivete and, despite its considerable visual presence, it is regressive.
INTERVIEWS The Weeknd Imbues 'Enemy' With the Smiths' Seductive Power.
I Sing of Slime Mold Playful, self-mocking poems are imbued with a sense of the fabular.
Cosmo announced Thursday that it has launched a collection of lingerie, sleepwear, shoes and handbags – all imbued with a "fun, fearless female" vibe – exclusively at J.C.
Veteran Philly-area road warriors Dr Dog have built a successful career on their ability to imbue rootsy rhythms and heavily Band-influenced song structures with a fresh, uplifting feel.
A seaside town is imbued with some very strange magic.
His show is a two-pronged love-letter to his parents, who imbued him with a passion for stories and storytelling, and to the stories themselves.
Pigeonholed as a mere urban preservationist or a naïve proto-Surrealist, Eugène Atget imbued his photographic "documents" with a distinct style and a melancholy vision.
Pizzeria Bianco 623 E Adams, Phoenix, pizzeriabianco.com Margherita pizza $11, serves 1 Chris Bianco imbues his pizza with more heart and soul and serious deliciousness than any other pizza I?ve had.
Clean lines and well-appointed details imbue a calming balance to the home of chris and jamie meeks.
In one sense, Ray's words are revelatory, since she is not viewing youth with hindsight or imbuing it with nostalgia.
Tibby's walls (left) imbue a rich New Orleans flavor.
Sze builds her installations and intricate sculptures from the minutiae of everyday life, imbuing mundane materials, marks, and processes with surprising significance.
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In science:

However, it is imbued with a model theoretic viewpoint.
Integration in valued fields
Finally, there is a class of random graphs in which randomness is imbued both upon the vertices and upon the edges.
On vertex, edge, and vertex-edge random graphs
To construct a vertex random graph (abbreviated VRG), we imbue X with a probability measure m and sample n elements of X independently at random to get x, and then we build the (x, f)-graph.
On vertex, edge, and vertex-edge random graphs
While the tone we hear partly depends on our subjective feelings, it is still imbued with a lot of physical phenomena and principles.
Analysis on the relations between piano touch and tone
Have imbued with foam the VFC floats on a time.
Skeletal Structures of the Ocean, Hypotheses and Interpretation of the Phenomenon
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