Infuse vs Embed - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between infuse and embed
is that infuse
is to cause to become an element of something; to insert or fill while embed
is to lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed; as, to embed a thing in clay, mortar, or sand.
As a noun embed is
an embedded reporter/journalist: a war reporter assigned to and travelling with a military unit.
To cause to become an element of something; to insert or fill.
To steep in a liquid, so as to extract the soluble constituents (usually medicinal or herbal).
To inspire; to inspirit or animate; to fill (with).
- One scruple of dried leaves is infused in ten ounces of warm water.
- Infuse his breast with magnanimity.
To instill as a quality.
- infusing him with self and vain conceit
* Jonathan Swift
- That souls of animals infuse themselves / Into the trunks of men.
To undergo infusion.
* Let it infuse for five minutes.
To make an infusion with (an ingredient); to tincture; to saturate.
- Why should he desire to have qualities infused into his son, which himself never possessed, or knew, or found the want of, in the acquisition of his wealth?
(obsolete) To pour in, as a liquid; to pour (into or upon); to shed.
- (Francis Bacon)
- That strong Circean liquor cease to infuse .
* 1902 Webster's International dictionary.
* 1984 Consise Oxford 7th ed.
To lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed; as, to embed a thing in clay, mortar, or sand.
(by extension) To include in surrounding matter.
(computing) To encapsulate within another document or data file (unrelated to the other computing meaning of embedded as in embedded system).
- We wanted to embed our reporter with the Fifth Infantry Division, but the Army would have none of it.
(mathematics) To define a one-to-one function from (one set) to another so that certain properties of the domain are preserved when considering the image as a subset of the codomain.
- The instructions showed how to embed a chart from the spreadsheet within the wordprocessor document.
- The torus can be embedded in .
An embedded reporter/journalist: a war reporter assigned to and travelling with a military unit.
An element of an advertisement, etc. serving as a subliminal message.
* 1992 , Sammy Richard Danna, Advertising and Popular Culture
(computing) An item embedded in another document.
* 2006 , Richard Rutter, Andy Budd, Simon Collison, Blog Design Solutions
- He alleges that ads for Seagram's gin, Chivas Regal scotch, Bacardi rum, Sprite soda, Camel and Kent cigarettes, Tweed perfume, Kanon cologne and myriad other products include embeds surreptitiously placed to induce purchase.
* 2011 , Steve Fulton, Jeff Fulton, HTML5 Canvas (page 265)
- When you change the content of these embeds , this information will be automatically updated in every page that the embeds are included in.
- Adding controls, looping, and autoplay to an HTML5 video embed is simple.