Definitions of imbue

  1. suffuse with color
  2. To tinge deeply; to dye; to cause to absorb; as, clothes thoroughly imbued with black.
  3. To tincture deply; to cause to become impressed or penetrated; as, to imbue the minds of youth with good principles.
  4. To cause to absorb; to saturate; dye; to tincture deeply, as the mind with certain principles.
  5. To cause to drink: to moisten: to tinge deeply: to cause to imbibe, as the mind.
  6. To tiuge deeply; cause to imbibe.
  7. To tinge deeply; to cause to imbibe, as the mind.
  8. To dye; to tinge deeply; to tincture; to cause to imbibe, as the mind.

Usage examples for imbue

  1. Here it was full of character, too, and more and more personality began to enlarge the bounds of the conventional types and to imbue fresh ones. – Literature and Life by William Dean Howells
  2. His duties were increased a hundred- fold as the campaign progressed, and when the first reverses came he alone of the Free Staters was able to imbue the men with new zeal. – With the Boer Forces by Howard C. Hillegas
  3. The negotiation had been suddenly brought to a close by the discovery of a flagrant attempt by Imbue, one of the secret adherents of the King, to sell the city of Dendermonde, of which he was governor, to Parma. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  4. Let me drink the hue Of iron- weed and mist- flow'r here that hint, With purple and blue, The rapture that your presence doth imbue Their inmost essence with, Immortal though as transient as a myth. – Kentucky Poems by Madison J. Cawein Commentator: Edmund Gosse
  5. " It is probably easier to bring a sick man back to health than it is to make him realize his obligations and to imbue him with the courage to face them when it's evident that he doesn't possess it. – The Greater Power by Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
  6. They were contented to generalize the doctrines of Scripture, and though they venerated its awful truths in the aggregate, they rather took them upon trust than labored to understand them, or to imbue their minds with the spirit of them. – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  7. It ought, therefore, to enter into the domestic policy of every parent, to make her children feel that home is the happiest place in the world; that to imbue them with this delicious home- feeling is one of the choicest gifts a parent can bestow. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  8. He tried to imbue himself with the same spirit that actuated my Lord Tony and the other members of the League. – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  9. Leaven, to make a general change, to imbue. – The-New-McGuffey-Fourth-Reader by McGuffey, William Holmes
  10. My wife's opposition had been an annoyance to me from the first, but I had consoled myself by thinking how impossible it always is to imbue a woman's mind with a logical idea. – The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
  11. It was story and images in which a hoary man with the appearance of the train officer was moving as one urban speck in a peripatetic herd of pedestrians when for a second his phlegmatic demeanor identical to those around him was altered by a spontaneous surge of despair, a feeling which in turn caused thought about the meaning of his life to imbue and pulsate from his face. – An Apostate: Nawin of Thais by Steven Sills
  12. As has already been observed, the various attempts to make Protestants of them, attempts sometimes cunning and crafty, at others open and cruel, always persevered in, never lost sight of, began to imbue the people with a new feeling of nationality, never experienced before, and constantly increasing in intensity. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  13. The Christian missionary will get hold of him in bulk, so to speak, and imbue him with the higher theology. – Idle Ideas in 1905 by Jerome K. Jerome