WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
im•bue /ɪmˈbyu/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -bued, -bu•ing. 
  1. to fill (a person) with a strong feeling or opinion:to be imbued with patriotism.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
im•bue  (im byo̅o̅),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -bued, -bu•ing. 
  1. to impregnate or inspire, as with feelings, opinions, etc.:The new political leader was imbued with the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
  2. to saturate or impregnate with moisture, color, etc.
  3. to imbrue.
im•buement, n. 
  • Latin imbuere to wet, drench
  • 1545–55
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged charge, infect, fire.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged permeate, infuse, tincture, soak.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

imbue /ɪmˈbjuː/ vb ( -bues, -buing, -bued)(transitive) usually followed by with:
  1. to instil or inspire (with ideals, principles, etc)
  2. rare to soak, esp with moisture, dye, etc
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin imbuere to stain, accustom

imˈbuement n



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