imbue

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

fill with something

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imbue - fill

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To ‘imbue’ means to permeate or instil in somebody or something a quality, idea, or emotion so that they become filled with it. It implies something strong and long-lasting as opposed to something transitory. This formal word is more commonly encountered in written rather than spoken English.

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Synonyms
Antonyms exsiccate,desiccate

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  1. As CEO, I like to imbue employees with a sense of belonging to the company so that they feel invested in its continued success.

  2. Working for that charitable organization really imbued Frank’s life with meaning, so it was hard for him to have to retire.

  3. Candidates must be highly self-motivated and driven as they are not attributes I believe can be imbued through training alone.

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