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Definition of imbue verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [often passive] imbue somebody/something (with something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they imbue
    he / she / it imbues
    past simple imbued
    -ing form imbuing
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  1. 1to fill someone or something with strong feelings, opinions, or values synonym infuse
  2. 2 Her voice was imbued with an unusual seriousness. He was imbued with a desire for social justice.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: imbue