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English verb: imbibe

1. imbibe (contact) take in, also metaphorically


SamplesThe sponge absorbs water well.
She drew strength from the minister's words.


Synonymsabsorb, draw, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take in, take up


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)blot, mop, mop up, sponge up, wipe up

2. imbibe (contact) take (gas, light or heat) into a solution


Synonymsassimilate


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)absorb

3. imbibe (consumption) take in liquids


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


Synonymsdrink


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)consume, have, ingest, take, take in


Narrower (hyponym)belt down, bolt down, down, drain the cup, drink down, drink up, guggle, gulp, gurgle, guzzle, kill, lap, lap up, lick, pop, pour down, quaff, sip, suck, swig, swill, swill down, toss off

4. imbibe (cognition) receive into the mind and retain


SamplesImbibe ethical principles.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in









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