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 for imbue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Imbue \Im*bue"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imbued; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Imbuing.] [L. imbuere; pref. im- in + perh. a disused
     simple word akin to L. bibere to drink. Cf. Imbibe.]
     1. To tinge deeply; to dye; to cause to absorb; as, clothes
        thoroughly imbued with black.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To tincture deply; to cause to become impressed or
        penetrated; as, to imbue the minds of youth with good
        [1913 Webster]
              Thy words with grace divine
              Imbued, bring to their sweetness no satiety.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has
           permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the
           entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with
           accusations and personal attacks" [syn: permeate,
           pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse,
           imbue, riddle]
      2: fill, soak, or imbue totally; "soak the bandage with
         disinfectant" [syn: soak, imbue]
      3: suffuse with color [syn: imbue, hue]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  132 Moby Thesaurus words for "imbue":
     animate, apply paint, bathe, beat into, bedaub, bedizen, begild,
     besmear, bespread, besprinkle, brainwash, breathe, brew,
     brush on paint, calcimine, catechize, coat, color, complexion,
     condition, cover, crawl with, creep with, dab, daub, decoct,
     deep-dye, diffuse, dip, distemper, double-dye, douche, dredge,
     drench, drouk, dye, emblazon, embue, enamel, engild, enliven,
     entincture, exhilarate, extend throughout, face, fast-dye, fill,
     fire, flavor, flush, fresco, gild, glaze, gloss, grain, honeycomb,
     hue, illuminate, imbrue, implant, impregnate, impress, inculcate,
     indoctrinate, infect, infiltrate, infix, inform, infuse, ingrain,
     inject, inoculate, inspire, inspirit, instill, invest, japan,
     lacquer, lave, lay on color, leach, leave no void, leaven,
     lixiviate, macerate, occupy, overrun, overspread, overswarm, paint,
     parget, penetrate, percolate, permeate, pervade, pigment, prime,
     program, rinse, run through, saturate, season, seethe, shade,
     shadow, shellac, slop on paint, smear, soak, sodden, sop, souse,
     spirit, spirit up, stain, steep, stipple, suffuse, swarm with,
     teem with, temper, tinct, tincture, tinge, tint, tone, transfuse,
     undercoat, varnish, wash, waterlog, whitewash

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