Definition of imbue verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

imbue

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbjuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbjuː//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they imbue
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbjuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbjuː//
 
he / she / it imbues
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbjuːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbjuːz//
 
past simple imbued
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbjuːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbjuːd//
 
past participle imbued
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbjuːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbjuːd//
 
-ing form imbuing
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbjuːɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbjuːɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] imbue somebody/something (with something) (formal) to fill somebody/something with strong feelings, opinions or values synonym infuse Her voice was imbued with an unusual seriousness. He was imbued with a desire for social justice. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘saturate’): from French imbu ‘moistened’, from Latin imbutus, past participle of imbuere ‘moisten’.
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