infuse (someone or something) with (something)

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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.
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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.
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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.
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