imbue

Part of speech: verb

To absorb or pervade; tinge; dye.

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Usage examples "imbue":

  1. The alternative is the loss of influence over a class that may be expected to take the lead in all movements of their people, and their transfer to teachers who are, in many cases, the avowed and bitter foes of Christianity, and whose object will be to imbue them with their own sentiments. - "Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877", James Kennedy.
  2. For instance, I have often tried, in my pulpit discourses on theft, to imbue the folk of this parish with the very ideas of Right to which you have just given utterance. - "The Country Doctor", Honore de Balzac.
  3. 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", William Dean Howells.