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Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 4 votes

  1. steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak upverb

    devote (oneself) fully to

    "He immersed himself into his studies"

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

  2. engulfverb

    flow over or cover completely

    "The bright light engulfed him completely"

    absorb, soak up, plunge, steep, immerse, engross

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Editors Contribution2.0 / 1 vote

  1. englobe

    incorporate within itself.

    we believe god engulfs all that is.

    Submitted by rinat on December 13, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. engulfverb

    [Written also Ingulf.] absorb, swallow up

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

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  1. Christen Kuikoua:

    As mankind descends into the depths of evil, echoing the times of Joshua, prayer emerges as the singular force capable of summoning God's intervention for our deliverance from the clutches of the malevolent. In the face of our own contemporary challenges, let our collective prayers rise as a beacon of hope, seeking divine mercy and guidance to navigate the shadows that threaten to engulf us.

  2. Matthew Dube (at weed thumb):

    There is no tomorrow and there was no yesterday, if you truly want to accomplish your goals you must engulf yourself in today. That is all there is to it.

  3. Aboubacar Mamane:

    The protesters are crying out in local Hausa language: 'Charlie is Satan - let hell engulf those supporting Charlie'.

  4. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes. It can no longer be of concern to great powers alone. For a nuclear disaster, spread by winds and waters and fear, could well engulf the great and the small, the rich and the poor, the committed and the uncommitted alike. Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.

  5. Melanie Hexen:

    It is a fiery whirlwind that soars across the sky. Let it engulf Brock Allen Turner. (Dan A. Turner) (Judge Aaron Persky).

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