Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb imbibe

4 senses of imbibe

Sense 1
absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up -- (take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words")

Sense 2
assimilate, imbibe -- (take (gas, light or heat) into a solution)
       => absorb -- (become imbued; "The liquids, light, and gases absorb")

Sense 3
drink, imbibe -- (take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda")
       => consume, ingest, take in, take, have -- (serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee")

Sense 4
imbibe -- (receive into the mind and retain; "Imbibe ethical principles")
       => absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in -- (take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe")

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