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Definition 1: suffuse with color - [verb of change]

Synonyms for imbue in the sense of this definition

(imbue is a kind of ...) add color to

"The child colored the drawings" "Fall colored the trees" "colorize black and white film"

Definition 2: fill, soak, or imbue totally - [verb of change]

Samples where imbue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • soak the bandage with disinfectant

Synonyms for imbue in the sense of this definition

(imbue is a kind of ...) infuse or fill completely

"Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"

(... is a kind of imbue ) let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse

"steep the blossoms in oil" "steep the fruit in alcohol"

(... is a kind of imbue ) sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor

"the tea is brewing"

Definition 3: spread or diffuse through - [verb of contact]

Samples where imbue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
  • music penetrated the entire building
  • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

Synonyms for imbue in the sense of this definition

(imbue is a kind of ...) pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

"The bullet penetrated her chest"

(... is a kind of imbue ) imbue with a spirit

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