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Definition 1: cause to become one with - [verb of change]

Samples where absorb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax

(absorb is a kind of ...) mix together different elements

"The colors blend well"

Definition 2: take up mentally - [verb of cognition]

Samples where absorb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe

Synonyms for absorb in the sense of this definition

(absorb is a kind of ...) gain knowledge or skills

"She learned dancing from her sister" "I learned Sanskrit" "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"

(... is a kind of absorb ) receive into the mind and retain

"Imbibe ethical principles"

Definition 3: consume all of one's attention or time - [verb of cognition]

Samples where absorb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

Synonyms for absorb in the sense of this definition

(absorb is a kind of ...) excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

(... is a kind of absorb ) occupy or engage the interest of

"His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon"

(... is a kind of absorb ) engage fully

"The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"

(... is a kind of absorb ) hold (someone's attention)

"The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"

Definition 4: devote (oneself) fully to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where absorb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He immersed himself into his studies

Synonyms for absorb in the sense of this definition

(absorb is a kind of ...) direct one's attention on something

"Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

(... is a kind of absorb ) be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to

"The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage"

(absorb has a similar meaning as ...) cause to be immersed

"The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text"

Definition 5: take in, also metaphorically - [verb of contact]

Samples where absorb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for absorb in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of absorb ) to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop

"Mop the hallway now" "He mopped her forehead with a towel"

(... is a kind of absorb ) dry (ink) with blotting paper

(... is a kind of absorb ) absorb as if with a sponge

"sponge up the spilled milk on the counter"

Definition 6: become imbued - [verb of contact]

Samples where absorb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The liquids, light, and gases absorb

(absorb is a kind of ...) take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption

(... is a kind of absorb ) undergo resorption

(... is a kind of absorb ) take (gas, light or heat) into a solution

(absorb belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 7: assimilate or take in - [verb of contact]

Samples where absorb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society

(absorb is a kind of ...) express willingness to have in one's home or environs

"The community warmly received the refugees"

Definition 8: take up, as of debts or payments - [verb of possession]

Samples where absorb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • absorb the costs for something

Synonyms for absorb in the sense of this definition

(absorb is a kind of ...) furnish money for

"The government funds basic research in many areas"

Definition 9: suck or take up or in - [verb of weather]

Samples where absorb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A black star absorbs all matter

Synonyms for absorb in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of absorb ) attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.

"The current boom in the economy sucked many workers in from abroad"

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