Adjective "imbue" definition and examples

(Imbue may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Inspire or permeate with (a feeling or quality)
  1. 'Debt relief, too, is imbued with moral hazard: the worse a government behaves, the more it is rewarded.'
  2. 'The rest of the squad are amateurs imbued with a professional attitude.'
  3. 'We imbue the appreciation of art with some sort of Protestant work ethic and demand it does us good.'
  4. 'I spend a lot of time praying that they are imbued with greater wisdom.'
  5. 'He was a man of gentle and quiet disposition who was imbued with many noble qualities.'
  6. 'Historical sites of revolutions are often imbued with an aura of romantic mystique.'
  7. 'A gracious and pleasant lady, Delia was imbued with many fine and noble traits.'
  8. 'But his works are also imbued with social commentary, desperately wanting to make the world a better place.'
  9. 'People of Annie's generation were imbued with a great sense of country and patriotism.'
  10. 'A lady of gentle disposition and kind manner, Nora was imbued with a caring and compassionate nature.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"ideas can be imbue with lyricisms."

"ideas can be imbue with beauties."

"ideas can be imbue."


Late Middle English (in the sense ‘saturate’): from French imbu ‘moistened’, from Latin imbutus, past participle of imbuere ‘moisten’.