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Synonyms for absorb
æbˈsɔrb, -ˈzɔrb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absorb(verb)

    become imbued

    "The liquids, light, and gases absorb"

    Synonyms:
    engulf, occupy, sop up, assimilate, engross, draw, engage, take in, immerse, ingest, plunge, soak up, imbibe, take over, steep, take up, suck up, suck

    Antonyms:
    give out, emit, give off

  2. absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in(verb)

    take up mentally

    "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"

    Synonyms:
    earn, take in, engulf, put one over, gather in, suck up, assimilate, invite, befool, adopt, slang, gull, engross, pull in, put on, view, soak up, take, have, suck, occupy, make, see, take over, collect, gain, steep, ingest, realise, sop up, watch, receive, clear, imbibe, plunge, cod, fool, draw, bring in, overhear, catch, dupe, realize, immerse, consume, put one across, take up, engage, suck in

    Antonyms:
    give off, give out, emit

  3. absorb, take over(verb)

    take up, as of debts or payments

    "absorb the costs for something"

    Synonyms:
    engulf, adopt, occupy, arrogate, relieve, sop up, accept, assimilate, engross, take on, buy up, draw, assume, bear, borrow, engage, take in, immerse, ingest, usurp, repeat, plunge, soak up, imbibe, take over, steep, buy out, take up, suck up, seize, suck

    Antonyms:
    give out, emit, give off

  4. absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up(verb)

    take in, also metaphorically

    "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"

    Synonyms:
    plunge, receive, occupy, withdraw, run, tie, ingest, draw, assume, resume, have, borrow, lactate, overhear, eviscerate, cast, take over, consume, earn, suckle, pull, draw and quarter, adopt, reap, draw in, scoop, fellate, bootlick, drink, gather in, steep, gull, get out, pull back, disembowel, collect, start, lift out, fool, suck, sidle up, breastfeed, put one across, truckle, go down on, seize on, realize, sop up, fasten on, blow, strike, take out, latch on, take up, delineate, see, pull in, take, quarter, catch, befool, make, hook on, wet-nurse, pull out, get, describe, puff, suck in, thread, soak up, drag, cotton up, shine up, attract, scoop up, cozy up, force, cod, toady, sorb, engage, trace, dupe, put on, kowtow, engulf, view, kotow, draw off, immerse, engross, invite, take in, pass, play up, give suck, line, slang, watch, fawn, suck up, bring in, clear, string, guide, depict, put one over, scoop out, assimilate, realise, imbibe, nurse, gain

    Antonyms:
    emit, give out, give off

  5. absorb(verb)

    cause to become one with

    "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"

    Synonyms:
    engulf, occupy, sop up, assimilate, engross, draw, engage, take in, immerse, ingest, plunge, soak up, imbibe, take over, steep, take up, suck up, suck

    Antonyms:
    give off, give out, emit

  6. absorb, take in(verb)

    suck or take up or in

    "A black star absorbs all matter"

    Synonyms:
    earn, take in, engulf, put one over, gather in, suck up, assimilate, invite, befool, adopt, slang, gull, engross, pull in, put on, view, soak up, take, have, suck, occupy, make, see, take over, collect, gain, steep, ingest, realise, sop up, watch, receive, clear, imbibe, plunge, cod, fool, draw, bring in, overhear, catch, dupe, realize, immerse, consume, put one across, take up, engage, suck in

    Antonyms:
    emit, give out, give off

  7. steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up(verb)

    devote (oneself) fully to

    "He immersed himself into his studies"

    Synonyms:
    engulf, douse, bury, occupy, sop up, swallow, dump, assimilate, engross, dunk, souse, launch, draw, eat up, engage, take in, immerse, swallow up, ingest, take up, plunk, dip, soak up, dive, imbibe, take over, steep, suck up, plunge, infuse, suck

    Antonyms:
    give out, give off, emit

  8. absorb(verb)

    assimilate or take in

    "The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society"

    Synonyms:
    engulf, occupy, sop up, assimilate, engross, draw, engage, take in, immerse, ingest, plunge, soak up, imbibe, take over, steep, take up, suck up, suck

    Antonyms:
    give out, give off, emit

  9. absorb, engross, engage, occupy(verb)

    consume all of one's attention or time

    "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

    Synonyms:
    take in, suck up, affiance, enlist, plight, engross, use up, prosecute, lock, hire, soak up, take, worry, suck, employ, lodge in, fill, take over, invade, steep, concern, pursue, betroth, busy, sop up, lease, charter, imbibe, plunge, mesh, wage, reside, rent, interest, draw, assimilate, occupy, ingest, immerse, engulf, take up, operate, engage

    Antonyms:
    emit, give out, give off

Wiktionary

  1. absorb(verb)

    Synonyms:
    sop up, take up, draw, soak up, drink in, steep, imbibe, suck, suck up, take in

  2. absorb(verb)

    Synonyms:
    pay for, assume, bear

  3. absorb(verb)

    To include so that it no longer has separate existence; to swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to use up; to incorporate; to assimilate.

    Synonyms:
    assimilate, incorporate, engulf, swallow up, overwhelm

  4. absorb(verb)

    To learn

    Synonyms:
    ingest, learn, acquire, take in, assimilate

  5. absorb(verb)

    To engross or engage wholly; to occupy fully; as, absorbed in study or in the pursuit of wealth.

    Synonyms:
    immerse, engross, engage, occupy, monopolize

  6. absorb(verb)

    To consume completely.

    Synonyms:
    use up

  7. absorb(verb)

    To endure.

    Synonyms:
    withstand, sustain, accommodate, bear, endure

  8. absorb(verb)

    Heat, light, and electricity are absorbed in the substances into which they pass.

    Antonyms:
    emit

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. absorb

    A fluid that is absorbed is taken up into the mass of the absorbing body, with which it may or may not permanently combine. Wood expands when it absorbs moisture, iron when it absorbs heat, the substance remaining perhaps otherwise substantially unchanged; quicklime, when it absorbs water, becomes a new substance with different qualities, hydrated or slaked lime. A substance is consumed which is destructively appropriated by some other substance, being, or agency, so that it ceases to exist or to be recognized as existing in its original condition; fuel is consumed in the fire, food in the body; consume is also applied to whatever is removed from the market for individual use; as, silk and woolen goods are consumed. A great talker engrosses the conversation. A credulous person swallows the most preposterous statement. A busy student imbibes or drinks in knowledge; he is absorbed in a subject that takes his whole attention. "I only postponed it because I happened to get absorbed in a book." Kane Grinnell Exped. ch. 43, page 403. [Harper & Bros. '54.]

    Synonyms:
    consume, drink in, drink up, engross, exhaust, imbibe, suck up, swallow, swallow up, take in, take up

    Antonyms:
    cast out, disgorge, disperse, dissipate, distract, eject, emit, exude, give up, put forth, radiate, send out, shoot forth, throw off, vomit

    Preposition:
    Plants absorb moisture from the air; the student is absorbed in thought; nutriment may be absorbed into the system through the skin.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. absorb

    Synonyms:
    swallow, drown, consume, imbibe, engross, drink in, suck up, engulf, monopolize, exhaust

    Antonyms:
    eject, emit, exude, disgorge, dissipate, distract, distil, disperse

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. absorb(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    imbibe, take in, take up, suck in, suck up, drink in

  2. absorb(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    consume, exhaust, destroy, engorge, devour, engulf, swallow up

  3. absorb(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    engross, engage, immerse, occupy, arrest, fix, rivet

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    assimilate, accommodate, absorptive, amortize, cope, uptake

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Translations for absorb

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  • يحتمل, يستوعب, يسع, يمتص, استيعابArabic
  • паглынуць, паглынацьBelarusian
  • абсорбирам, поглъщам, гълтамBulgarian
  • absorbirCatalan, Valencian
  • vstřebat, absorbovat, pohltitCzech
  • aufsaugen, aushalten, aufnehmen, absorbieren, aufbrauchen, ertragen, fesseln, konsumierenGerman
  • απορροφώ, αφομοιώνωGreek
  • absorbiEsperanto
  • absorberSpanish
  • neeldumaEstonian
  • omaksua, absorboida, imeäFinnish
  • absorber, épongerFrench
  • súighIrish
  • deoghailScottish Gaelic
  • שקע, ספגHebrew
  • अवHindi
  • menyerapIndonesian
  • includere, assorbire, incorporare, assortoItalian
  • 処理, 吸収, 負担, 吸うJapanese
  • serapMalay
  • bezig houden, verdiepen, absorberen, consumeren, opgebruiken, opzuigen, ondergaan, imeäDutch
  • absorbere, påta seg, oppsluke, utholdeNorwegian
  • absorver, aderirPortuguese
  • absorbiRomanian
  • поглощать, впитать, впитывать, поглотить, вобрать, абсорбировать, вбиратьRussian
  • ta upp, uppta, fånga upp, absorbera, suga i, påtaga, konsumera, helt, dra åt, tillgodogöra, bestrida, uppsluka, engagera, förbruka, suga till, fängsla, suga uppSwedish
  • kufyonzaSwahili
  • munya, munca, donsaZulu

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