Word of the Day: imbue
imbue (verb) im-BYOO
1 : to permeate or influence as if by dyeing
2 : to tinge or dye deeply
3 : to provide with something freely or naturally : endow
endow, inculcate, ingrain, instill, leaven, permeate, pervade, saturate, steep, suffuse
The children were imbued with a passion for nature by their parents, both biologists.
“For a 23-year-old newly imbued with national fame, Jacoby Brissett is a man of few vices. One of them is chocolate chip cookies, which in college he baked for his offensive linemen.” — Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post, 22 Sept. 2016
It never ceases to amaze me. No matter how obscure, how removed a word is from common day language, I can find hundreds or thousands of images on the net related to the term. What surprises me even more, are the number of companies use the word in their name or marketing for products. While I strive hard to avoid promoting products in my take on the Word of the Day, I sometimes find it hard to do so.
Imbue is one such term. I found it hard to filter out a couple of images that to me, represent the word, while at the same time did not promote a product.
I do have an exception to that rule. Being an artist as well as a writer, if I find painting, drawing or sketch done by an artist that represents the word, I’ll be happy to use it. The image of the girl in this post is one such image. My Twitter sharing link will give you an even more risque image related to the word, one not suitable for Facebook, LinkedIn or my other social media sites.
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If you share this post by clicking one of the twitter buttons, I will treat you with a sexier image related to the word. My gift to you.