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English verb: imbue

1. imbue (contact) spread or diffuse through


SamplesAn atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration.
Music penetrated the entire building.
His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks.


Synonymsdiffuse, interpenetrate, penetrate, permeate, pervade, riddle


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)penetrate, perforate


Narrower (hyponym)spiritise, spiritize

2. imbue (change) fill, soak, or imbue totally


SamplesSoak the bandage with disinfectant.


Synonymssoak


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)impregnate, saturate


Narrower (hyponym)brew, infuse, steep

3. imbue (change) suffuse with color


Synonymshue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize









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