Imbue is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of imbue, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - suffuse with color
EXAMPLES - Imbue in a Sentence
- Since when do mysterious rifts "imbue" magical abilities? (source)
- We can imbue them with their own characteristics and its jokes. (source)
- The animal terms imbue the loved one with the characteristics humans ascribe to each animal. (source)
- To take such spare, minimal movement and imbue it with emotional intensity is a major triumph. (source)
- Does the righteousness of the law imbue those who parcel their time out in 6-minute increments? (source)
- I use the craft of teaching to fortify them with learning tools and imbue them with a sense of urgency. (source)
- We can spew out all the hyperbole we want to imbue their spills and thrills, but it will never measure up. (source)
- And that's something I try to imbue in my kids, that they have a responsibility now that they have survived. (source)
- And that's something and I try to imbue in my kids that they have a responsibility now that they had survived. (source)
- It's never been about the language, but about the sentimental association that the movies imbue in their enthusiasts. (source)
- They do imbue the epic scope that I hope the movie will deliver upon. adel the most posters make u moves and feeling crazy (source)
- The composition is balanced, the expressions serene and the matching folds in the robes imbue the piece with a quiet rhythm. (source)
- The composition is balanced, the expressions serene, and the matching folds in the robes imbue the piece with a quiet rhythm. (source)
- Sitting on the pitch and abandoning your teammates is not the action of a winner, that's not how you 'imbue' a winning culture. (source)
- We may imbue the book with holiness, but surely, isn't it even more valuable to see it as a mirror in which our soul is reflected? (source)
- 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. (source)
- Rhythm via repetition can imbue art with a rave-like electronic effect and make the viewer feel like a small part of a larger continuum. (source)
- Bent may have attended Oliver Cromwell's old school, but growing up in peaceful Huntingdon was never going to imbue him with remotely similar mental toughness. (source)
- An agreement in July by national leaders to imbue the fund with new powers to intervene and to lend to countries not at the brink of bankruptcy hasn't been put into action either. (source)
- If his resurrection is merely a myth to imbue our lives with meaning, the meaning is spoiled by its lack of veracity and it becomes as insubstantial as stories of the Easter Bunny. (source)
- To imbue team spirit, Buffett plans regular get-togethers for his fellow billionaires, kicking off with a series of dinners for 15 to 20 people at locations around the US this autumn. (source)
- Online, opt-in surveys such as this tend to produce higher numbers of interviews (better response rates), so some folks imbue them with greater credibility because of the sheer numbers alone. (source)
- 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." (source)
- In Weston's still lives, for instance, the tonal quality of his black-and-white prints imbue everyday objects, both natural and man-made, with a heightened presence that sometimes makes them seem almost unreal. (source)
- 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. (source)
- 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. (source)
- But all I can hope is that my writing is strong enough to imbue each new set of characters with enough specialness to win over new and established readers, and to make some of those readers care about the overarching plot too. (source)
- The aid advocates skirt over the point that the Marshall Plan interventions were short, sharp and finite, unlike the open-ended commitments which imbue governments with a sense of entitlement rather than encouraging innovation. (source)
- On Monday, he lashed out at Juan Williams of Fox News for asking him whether he thought he might have offended black people for saying inner-city kids should get janitorial jobs at the schools they attend to imbue them with a strong work ethic. (source)
- Inspired by Japanese prints, impressionist painter-printmakers sought -- through printing -- to capture changes in "states of the landscape," changes that occur throughout the day, seasons, and weather; and to imbue personal scenes and portraits with spontaneity. (source)
- His magniloquent posturing and googly-eyed visage imbue the picture with an irresistible mixture of foolhardy bravado and touching fearlessness needed by practitioners of a blood sport that Picasso identified as having much in common with his own high-risk line of work. (source)
- There are still too many characters whose faces (particularly the eyes) look as lifeless as animatrons from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland - but Zemeckis manages to imbue the most crucial character, Ebenezer Scrooge, with eyes that are alive from start to finish. (source)
- How did this company manage to imbue its former employees with such a strong sense of connectedness that its legacy endures even now, 20 years after its demise, and compels us to continue to connect through clubs and organizations and reunions that refuse to let the Pan Am family die? (source)
- Much of this has to do with the artist's ability to give broken bits of crockery and shards of glass the qualities of reliquary fragments and precious stones; to imbue wire with the movements of tendrils and wings; and to hammer metals so that they feel as pliant as leaves or as eager as lapping tongues. (source)
- Especially when the Google-Verizon deal contradicts the policy position of a few people whom our Constitutional structure does imbue with authority over government-policy: President Obama (enjoy this speech at Google headquarters where he promised to take a backseat to no one on net neutrality) and the FCC Chair. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 50.0, which suggests that "imbue" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 14 synonyms for imbue.
bathe, diffuse, impregnate, inculcate, infix, ingrain, inoculate, instill, invest, leaven, permeate, pervade, steep, suffuse
We have 2 antonyms for imbue.
drain, take out
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of imbue from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To inspire or influence thoroughly; pervade: work imbued with the revolutionary spirit. See Synonyms at charge.
- (verb-transitive) To permeate or saturate.
- (verb-transitive) To stain or dye deeply.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) : To wet or stain an object completely with some physical quality.
- (verb) In general, to act in a way which results in an object becoming completely permeated or impregnated by some quality.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To tinge deeply; to dye; to cause to absorb.
- (verb-transitive) To tincture deply; to cause to become impressed or penetrated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To impregnate by steeping or soaking: used especially with reference to dyes.
- (None) To tincture deeply; cause to become impregnated or penetrated: as, to imbue the minds of youth with good principles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) suffuse with color
- (verb) spread or diffuse through
- (verb) fill, soak, or imbue totally