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English verb: immerse

1. immerse (contact) thrust or throw into

SamplesImmerse yourself in hot water.

ExamplesThey immerse the object in the water


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)penetrate, perforate

Narrower (hyponym)dip, dip, dip, douse, dunk, plunge, sheathe, soak, souse, submerge, submerse

2. immerse (cognition) devote (oneself) fully to

SamplesHe immersed himself into his studies.

Synonymsabsorb, engross, engulf, plunge, soak up, steep

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)center, centre, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet

Narrower (hyponym)drink, drink in

Verb groupimmerse, plunge

3. immerse (contact) enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing

SamplesThe huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter.

Synonymsbury, eat up, swallow, swallow up

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)close in, enclose, inclose, shut in

4. immerse (cognition) cause to be immersed

SamplesThe professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Causeabsorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, soak up, steep

Verb groupabsorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, soak up, steep

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