The briefs in the current Minnesota election dispute offer promise of imbuing Bush v. Gore with similar vitality.
The masters had their own reasons for imbuing blackface roles with goofy character traits.
Benjamin Lytal on how imbuing a holy figure with skepticism and doubt draws one back to the Bible itself.
early 15c., "to keep wet; to soak, saturate;" also figuratively "to cause to absorb" (feelings, opinions, etc.), from Latin imbuere "moisten," of uncertain origin, perhaps from the same root as imbrication. Cf. also Old French embu, past participle of emboivre, from Latin imbibere "drink in, soak in" (see imbibe), which might have influenced the English word. Related: Imbued; imbuing.