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imbue

im·bue

imbue

 
pronunciation:
ihm byu
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: imbued, imbues, imbuing
definition 1: to inspire or permeate, as with an idea or emotion; deeply influence.
The church service imbued us with a new sense of hope.He was imbued with guilt.
similar words:
charge, saturate, suffuse
definition 2: to infuse or permeate with a liquid, often with something that colors or stains.
These dyes imbue the fabric with vibrant colors.
similar words:
stain, suffuse
derivation: imbuement (n.)
Word Parts
The word imbue contains the following part:
im-1 Latin prefix that means in, into, on
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The prefix im-1 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-1 used before roots beginning with m, p, and b, such as "mers," "port," and "bib."