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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


Synonymsplunge


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.


Synonymsplunge


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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