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

4 senses of immerse

Sense 1
immerse, plunge -- (thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in hot water")
       => penetrate, perforate -- (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest")

Sense 2
steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up -- (devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies")
       => concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet -- (direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies")

Sense 3
immerse, swallow, swallow up, bury, eat up -- (enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter")
       => enclose, close in, inclose, shut in -- (surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence")

Sense 4
plunge, immerse -- (cause to be immersed; "The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text")

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