verb (imbues, imbuing, imbued)[with object] (often be imbued with)
- Inspire or permeate with a feeling or quality: the entire performance was imbued with sparkle and elanMore example sentences
- James was imbued with many noble qualities which served him well and earned him enormous respect.
- It's an inspired album that is imbued with the warm spirit and gracious heart that is this family.
- He was a man of gentle and quiet disposition who was imbued with many noble qualities.
late Middle English (in the sense 'saturate'): from French imbu 'moistened', from Latin imbutus, past participle of imbuere 'moisten'.