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Definition 1: consume all of one's attention or time - [verb of cognition]

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

  • Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

Synonyms for engross in the sense of this definition

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

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

"His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon"

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

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

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

"The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"

Definition 2: devote (oneself) fully to - [verb of cognition]

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

  • He immersed himself into his studies

Synonyms for engross in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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