: To wet or stain an object completely with some physical quality. (verb)
Examples of word imbue
The animal terms imbue the loved one with the characteristics humans ascribe to each animal.
Since when do mysterious rifts "imbue" magical abilities?
Sitting on the pitch and abandoning your teammates is not the action of a winner, that's not how you 'imbue' a winning culture.
"People had become terribly troubled," he said, trying hard to imbue the word "troubled" with sympathy.
Like the great universities, Oaksterdam seeks to imbue its students with a vision of the world and the zeal to go forth and change it.
Smith describes Mapplethorpe's art thus: "Robert took areas of dark human consent and made them into art... sought to elevate aspects of male experience, to imbue homosexuality with mysticism."
Her tone is more silver than gold, but she knows how to subtly imbue a phrase with feeling, when to color the violin sound to reflect changes in the character of a piece, and when to simply let the music speak for itself.
But if Montgomerie can imbue his 12 players with the focused serenity that settled over him whenever he pulled out a club on Europe's behalf, Celtic Manor could become the scene of the triumph that seals his legend.