English version

imbue somebody/something with something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimbue somebody/something with something phrasal verb formalFEEL HAPPY/FRIGHTENED/BORED ETCto make someone or something have a quality, idea, or emotion very strongly His philosophical writings are imbued with religious belief. imbue→ See Verb table
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imbue with Nevertheless, the Guild succeeded in imbuing its members with a firm sense of self-worth and purpose.It is all part of Roddick's determination to imbue retailing with a higher status in society.It will be an important challenge in future to imbue their work with dignity, self-esteem and value.All leaders of Great Groups find ways to imbue the effort with meaning.Intragroup rituals build cohesiveness, offer a welcome respite from long hours and high pressure, and imbue the enterprise with meaning.As the head of the Macintosh team, Jobs succeeded in imbuing his group with some of the original Apple spirit.He had not yet been permitted to imbue it with thought.
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Verb table
imbue
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyimbue
he, she, itimbues
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyimbued
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave imbued
he, she, ithas imbued
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad imbued
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill imbue
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have imbued
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam imbuing
he, she, itis imbuing
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you, we, theyare imbuing
Past
I, he, she, itwas imbuing
you, we, theywere imbuing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been imbuing
he, she, ithas been imbuing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been imbuing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be imbuing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been imbuing
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