Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb imbue

3 senses of imbue

Sense 1
permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddle -- (spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks")
       => penetrate, perforate -- (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest")

Sense 2
soak, imbue -- (fill, soak, or imbue totally; "soak the bandage with disinfectant")
       => impregnate, saturate -- (infuse or fill completely; "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol")

Sense 3
imbue, hue -- (suffuse with color)
       => color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour in -- (add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film")

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