imbue with (something)

imbue (someone/something) with (something) to fill someone or something with a particular quality or feeling.

Her poetry was imbued with a love of the outdoors.

They seemed more interested in enriching themselves than in imbuing people with the spirit of God.


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  • imbue something with (something) — imbue (someone/something) with (something) to fill someone or something with a particular quality or feeling. Her poetry was imbued with a love of the outdoors. They seemed more interested in enriching themselves than in imbuing people with the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • imbue someone with (something) — imbue (someone/something) with (something) to fill someone or something with a particular quality or feeling. Her poetry was imbued with a love of the outdoors. They seemed more interested in enriching themselves than in imbuing people with the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • imbue with — phrasal verb [transitive, often passive] Word forms imbue with : present tense I/you/we/they imbue with he/she/it imbues with present participle imbuing with past tense imbued with past participle imbued with formal imbue someone/something with… …   English dictionary

  • imbue with — im ˈbue with [transitive] often passive [present tense I/you/we/they imbue with he/she/it imbues with present participle imbuing with past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • imbue — im|bue [ ım bju ] verb im bue with phrasal verb transitive often passive FORMAL imbue someone/something with something to fill someone or something with a particular quality or emotion: His voice was imbued with a seriousness that Blanche had… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • imbue — im|bue [ımˈbju:] v imbue with [imbue sb/sth with sth] phr v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: imbuere to make wet, stain ] to make someone or something have a quality, idea, or emotion very strongly ▪ His philosophical writings are imbued with… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • imbue — [[t]ɪmbju͟ː[/t]] imbues, imbuing, imbued VERB If someone or something is imbued with an idea, feeling, or quality, they become filled with it. [FORMAL] [be V ed with n] As you listen, you notice how every single word is imbued with a breathless… …   English dictionary

  • in|form — in|form1 «ihn FRM», transitive verb. 1. to supply with knowledge, facts, or news; tell: »Please inform your students of the changes in today s schedule. The witness informed the jury about the details. 2. to inspire; animate: »God informed their… …   Useful english dictionary

  • infuse — infuse, suffuse, imbue, ingrain, inoculate, leaven mean to introduce one thing into another so as to affect it throughout. Infuse implies a permeating like that of infiltering fluid, usually of something which imbues the recipient with new spirit …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • infuse — transitive verb (infused; infusing) Etymology: Middle English, to pour in, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French infuser, from Latin infusus, past participle of infundere to pour in, from in + fundere to pour more at found Date: 1526 1. a. to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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