verb (used with object), imbued, imbuing.
to impregnate or inspire, as with feelings, opinions, etc.: The new political leader was imbued with the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
to saturate or impregnate with moisture, color, etc.
to imbrue.

1545–55; < Latin imbuere to wet, drench

imbuement, noun
preimbue, verb (used with object), preimbued, preimbuing.
unimbued, adjective

imbrue, imbue.

1. charge, infect, fire. 2. permeate, infuse, tincture, soak. Unabridged
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imbue (ɪmˈbjuː)
vb (usually foll by with) , -bues, -buing, -bued
1.  to instil or inspire (with ideals, principles, etc): his sermons were imbued with the spirit of the Reformation
2.  rare to soak, esp with moisture, dye, etc
[C16: from Latin imbuere to stain, accustom]

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Word Origin & History

c.1550, "to cause to absorb" (feelings, opinions, etc.), from M.Fr. imbu (infl. by L. imbutus, pp. of imbuere "moisten, stain"), earlier embu, pp. of emboire, from L. imbibere "drink in, soak in."
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Example sentences
Apart from the bitumen and antiseptic materials with which the body was imbued
Managers imbued with the culture of state industries might not have done so.
Some places or regions are imbued with great significance by certain groups of
  people, but not by others.
You've imbued an object with a personal take so naturally that you don't
  realize you've done it.
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