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infuse (someone or something) with (something)
1. To add an ingredient to something by soaking or steeping. Oh, I always infuse my water with lemon—it's so refreshing!
2. To put forth effort so that someone learns or remembers something. She really needs to infuse her kids with a sense of respect for others, sheesh.
infuse (something) into (someone or something)
1. To add an ingredient to something by soaking or steeping. Oh, I always infuse lemon into my water—it's so refreshing!
2. To put forth effort so that someone learns or remembers something. I really tried to infuse these physics equations into my students, but judging by their grades on the test, we need to revisit them. She really needs to infuse a sense of respect for others into her kids, sheesh.
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infuse someone with something
to teach someone a body of knowledge or a perspective on a body of knowledge. The schools sought to infuse the children with a sense of history. Children should be infused with a respect for the rights of others.
infuse something into someone
to instill specific knowledge into a person; to teach someone something very well. The boss infused a lot of company information into the new assistant before she took another job. The teacher infused a lot of knowledge into the students in a short time.
infuse something into something
to mix something into something. You should infuse this mixture into the tea. The tea was infused into the water very slowly.
infuse something with something
to make something mix into some liquid. He infused the mixture with a strong solution of soap. The chemical mixture was infused with the other solution.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.