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English noun: digest

1. digest (communication) a periodical that summarizes the news

Broader (hypernym)periodical

2. digest (communication) something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)


Broader (hypernym)collection, compendium

English verb: digest

1. digest (consumption) convert food into absorbable substances

SamplesI cannot digest milk products.

ExamplesThe chefs digest the vegetables

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

Broader (hypernym)process, treat

Narrower (hyponym)predigest, stomach

Entailconsume, have, ingest, take, take in

Verb groupdigest

2. digest (cognition) arrange and integrate in the mind

SamplesI cannot digest all this information.

ExamplesSam and Sue digest the movie

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)apprehend, compass, comprehend, dig, get the picture, grasp, grok, savvy

3. digest (cognition) put up with something or somebody unpleasant

SamplesI cannot bear his constant criticism.
The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks.
He learned to tolerate the heat.
She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage.

Synonymsabide, bear, brook, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate

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

Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit

Narrower (hyponym)accept, bear up, hold still for, live with, pay, sit out, stand for, swallow, take a joke, take lying down

Verb groupsuffer

4. digest (change) become assimilated into the body

SamplesProtein digests in a few hours.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

Verb groupdigest

5. digest (change) systematize, as by classifying and summarizing

SamplesThe government digested the entire law into a code.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)systematise, systematize, systemise, systemize

6. digest (change) soften or disintegrate, as by undergoing exposure to heat or moisture

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)disintegrate

Verb groupdigest

7. digest (change) make more concise

SamplesCondense the contents of a book into a summary.

Synonymsconcentrate, condense

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

Broader (hypernym)abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten

Narrower (hyponym)capsule, capsulise, capsulize, encapsulate, telescope

8. digest (change) soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)break down, break up, decompose

Verb groupdigest

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