Imbue vs. Imbrue

By Jaxson

  • Imbue (verb)

    To wet or stain an object completely with some physical quality.

    “The shirt was imbued with his scent.”

  • Imbue (verb)

    In general, to act in a way which results in an object becoming completely permeated or impregnated by some quality.

    “The entire text is imbued with the sense of melancholy and hopelessness.”

  • Imbrue (verb)

    To stain (in, with, blood, slaughter, etc.).

  • Imbue (verb)

    inspire or permeate with (a feeling or quality)

    “his works are invariably imbued with a sense of calm and serenity”

  • Imbrue (verb)

    stain (something, especially one’s hands or sword)

    “they were unwilling to imbrue their hands in his blood”

Oxford Dictionary

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