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Definition 1: receive into the mind and retain - [verb of cognition]

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

  • Imbibe ethical principles

(imbibe is a kind of ...) take up mentally

"he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"

Definition 2: take in liquids - [verb of consumption]

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

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

Synonyms for imbibe in the sense of this definition

(imbibe is a kind of ...) serve oneself to, or consume regularly

"Have another bowl of chicken soup!" "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

(... is a kind of imbibe ) to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught

"The men gulped down their beers"

(... is a kind of imbibe ) drink to the last drop

"drink up--there's more wine coming"

(... is a kind of imbibe ) take up with the tongue

"The cat lapped up the milk" "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"

(... is a kind of imbibe ) drink greedily or as if with great thirst

"The boys guzzled the cheap vodka"

(... is a kind of imbibe ) drink in sips

"She was sipping her tea"

(... is a kind of imbibe ) drink from a flask with a gurgling sound

(... is a kind of imbibe ) draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth

"suck the poison from the place where the snake bit" "suck on a straw" "the baby sucked on the mother's breast"

(... is a kind of imbibe ) drink large quantities of (liquid, especially alcoholic drink)

(... is a kind of imbibe ) drink down entirely

"He downed three martinis before dinner" "She killed a bottle of brandy that night" "They popped a few beer after work"

Definition 3: take (gas, light or heat) into a solution - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for imbibe in the sense of this definition

(imbibe is a kind of ...) become imbued

"The liquids, light, and gases absorb"

Definition 4: take in, also metaphorically - [verb of contact]

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

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

Synonyms for imbibe in the sense of this definition

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

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

"sponge up the spilled milk on the counter"

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