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Synonyms for imbibe
ɪmˈbaɪbim·bibe

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imbibe

    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:
    absorb, consume, drink in, drink up, engross, exhaust, 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. imbibe

    Synonyms:
    acquire, learn, assimilate, absorb, drink, swallow, take in, suck in

    Antonyms:
    discard, reject, renounce, disavow, abjure, repudiate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take upverb

    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, absorb, 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, nurse, gain

  2. assimilate, imbibeverb

    take (gas, light or heat) into a solution

    Synonyms:
    suck, ingest, drink, suck up, soak up, sop up, assimilate, take in, absorb, take up, draw

  3. drink, imbibeverb

    take in liquids

    "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"

    Synonyms:
    toast, soak up, fuddle, pledge, salute, sop up, assimilate, booze, drink in, draw, wassail, absorb, take in, drink, suck, take up, suck up, tope

  4. imbibeverb

    receive into the mind and retain

    "Imbibe ethical principles"

    Synonyms:
    suck, drink, suck up, soak up, sop up, take in, draw, absorb, take up, assimilate

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imbibeverb

    Synonyms:
    absorb, take in, suck in, suck up, swallow up

  2. imbibeverb

    Synonyms:
    receive, gather, acquire, gain, get, pick up

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How to use imbibe in a sentence?

  1. Alexander Hamilton:

    [T]here is a wide difference between closing the door altogether and throwing it entirely open; between a postponement of fourteen years and an immediate admission to all the rights of citizenship. Some reasonable term ought to be allowed to enable aliens to get rid of foreign and acquire American attachments; to learn the principles and imbibe the spirit of our government; and to admit of at least a probability of their feeling a real interest in our affairs.


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