Grammar Patterns

V n with n

II.2 The 'imbue' group

These verbs are concerned with giving someone or something a quality, feeling or idea. The prepositional phrase indicates the quality, feeling or idea.
If evolution has endowed us with rich and different personalities, that is probably because such diversity was once good for our survival.
He spent a lot of time amongst actors trying to imbue them with a radical spirit.
  • endow (usu passive)
  • fire (usu passive)
  • imbue
  • infect
  • infuse
  • invest (usu passive)
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