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Absorb synonyms
əb-zôrb', -sôrb'
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To take in as food; eat or drink up.
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  1. To take in as food; eat or drink up.
  2. To buy for one's personal needs
  3. To purchase (goods or services) for direct use or ownership.
To be completely attentive
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  1. To be completely attentive
  2. (Figuratively) To absorb.
(Of a resource) to consume, deplete or exhaust
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  1. (Of a resource) to consume, deplete or exhaust
  2. (Of time or space) to take or occupy
To become like or alike
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  1. To become like or alike
  2. To change (food) into a form that can be taken up by, and made part of, the bodily tissues; absorb into the body
  3. To become assimilated.
(Intransitive) To diffuse by osmosis.
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  1. (Intransitive) To diffuse by osmosis.
  2. To subject to, or undergo, osmosis
  3. To diffuse or cause to diffuse by osmosis.
To make obscure or invisible; hide. Often used with out :
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  1. To make obscure or invisible; hide. Often used with out :
  2. To become blotted, soaked up, or absorbed.
  3. To remove or block from personal memory or public remembrance. Often used with out :
To drink, esp. alcoholic liquor
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  1. To drink, esp. alcoholic liquor
  2. To receive and absorb into the mind:
  3. To take in with the senses; drink in
To consume or use up:
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  1. To consume or use up:
  2. To cause (food or drink, for example) to pass through the mouth and throat into the stomach.
  3. (Informal) To accept as true without question; receive gullibly
To swallow up greedily or in large amounts; gulp; gorge; guzzle
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  1. To swallow up greedily or in large amounts; gulp; gorge; guzzle
  2. To swallow greedily or in excessive amounts; gulp.
To include (something) as a part.
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  1. To include (something) as a part.
  2. To cause to form into a legal corporation:
  3. To give substantial, material, or physical form to
To absorb, to soak up.
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To enter or bring into conflict with:
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  1. To enter or bring into conflict with:
  2. To obtain or contract for the services of; employ:
  3. To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
To take full possession or control of; dominate completely
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  1. To take full possession or control of; dominate completely
  2. To dominate or to get total control of something by excluding everyone else
  3. To dominate or use to the exclusion of others:
To change (food), esp. in the mouth, stomach, and intestines by the action of gastric and intestinal juices, enzymes, and bacteria, into a form that can be absorbed by the body
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  1. To change (food), esp. in the mouth, stomach, and intestines by the action of gastric and intestinal juices, enzymes, and bacteria, into a form that can be absorbed by the body
  2. To soften, disintegrate, etc. by the use of heat, usually together with water or other liquid
  3. To create a summary of a case.
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  1. To subscribe to home delivery of.
  2. To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
  3. To allow a person or an animal to live in one's home.
To occupy; to consume (space or time).
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  1. To occupy; to consume (space or time).
  2. To implement, to employ, to put into use.
  3. (With on) To accept (a proposal, offer, request, etc.) from.
To finish one's drink.
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(Sports) To receive a pass or a kicked ball, for example.
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  1. (Sports) To receive a pass or a kicked ball, for example.
  2. To experience or be subjected to; meet with:
  3. To greet, welcome, or be visited by:
To take (food, drugs, etc.) into the body, as by swallowing, inhaling, or absorbing
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  1. To take (food, drugs, etc.) into the body, as by swallowing, inhaling, or absorbing
To stop, deflect, or interrupt the progress or intended course of:
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  1. To stop, deflect, or interrupt the progress or intended course of:
  2. To gain possession of a pass made by (an opponent), especially in football.
  3. To slow or prevent (precipitation) from reaching the ground. Used of vegetation.
To take for one's own or exclusive use
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  1. To take for one's own or exclusive use
  2. To set aside for a specific use or certain person
To give definite, tangible, or visible form to; make concrete
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  1. To give definite, tangible, or visible form to; make concrete
  2. To represent in bodily or material form:
  3. To give a bodily form to; incarnate.
To take the entire attention of; occupy wholly; absorb
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  1. To take the entire attention of; occupy wholly; absorb
  2. To express formally or in legal form
  3. To write out in large letters of a kind once used for legal documents
To provide work and pay for
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  1. To provide work and pay for
  2. To engage the attention or activity of; occupy:
  3. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
To show eager and prompt willingness or acceptance:
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  1. To show eager and prompt willingness or acceptance:
  2. ​To understand.
  3. To reach for and try to seize
To become aware or informed of; find out:
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  1. To become aware or informed of; find out:
  2. To gain knowledge, information, comprehension, or skill:
  3. To get knowledge of (a subject) or skill in (an art, trade, etc.) by study, experience, instruction, etc.
To grasp; understand:
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  1. To grasp; understand:
  2. To become aware of; perceive:
  3. To detect automatically:
To become like or alike
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  1. To become like or alike
  2. To change (food) into a form that can be taken up by, and made part of, the bodily tissues; absorb into the body
  3. To absorb and incorporate into one's thinking
To drink alcoholic liquor, sometimes specif. as a matter of habit or to excess
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  1. To drink alcoholic liquor, sometimes specif. as a matter of habit or to excess
  2. To take in or soak up; absorb:
  3. To imbibe alcoholic liquors:
To absorb (moisture)
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  1. To absorb (moisture)
  2. To take in with the senses; drink in
  3. To drink.
(Informal) To drink (alcoholic liquor), especially to excess.
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  1. (Informal) To drink (alcoholic liquor), especially to excess.
  2. To stay immersed in water or other liquid for wetting, softening, etc.
  3. (Slang) To drink to excess.
To absorb, to soak up.
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1865, Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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  1. 1865, Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  2. (Sewing) To shorten by hemming.
  3. To implement, to employ, to put into use.
To take in as food; eat or drink up.
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  1. To take in as food; eat or drink up.
  2. To absorb; engross:
  3. To eat or drink up; devour
(Archaic) To buy all of so as to monopolize
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  1. (Archaic) To buy all of so as to monopolize
  2. To take or require all of
  3. To write out in large letters of a kind once used for legal documents
To engage wholly or deeply; absorb:
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  1. To engage wholly or deeply; absorb:
  2. To baptize by submerging in water
  3. To plunge, drop, or dip into or as if into a liquid, esp. so as to cover completely
To occupy or take possession of before someone else or beforehand
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  1. To occupy or take possession of before someone else or beforehand
  2. To occupy the thoughts of to the virtual exclusion of other matters; engross; absorb
  3. To distract; to occupy or draw attention elsewhere.
To change (food) into a form that can be taken up by, and made part of, the bodily tissues; absorb into the body
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  1. To change (food) into a form that can be taken up by, and made part of, the bodily tissues; absorb into the body
  2. To absorb and incorporate into one's thinking
  3. To transform food into living tissue by the process of anabolism; metabolize constructively.
To soften, disintegrate, etc. by the use of heat, usually together with water or other liquid
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  1. To soften, disintegrate, etc. by the use of heat, usually together with water or other liquid
  2. To digest food
  3. To change (food), esp. in the mouth, stomach, and intestines by the action of gastric and intestinal juices, enzymes, and bacteria, into a form that can be absorbed by the body
To absorb (moisture)
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  1. To absorb (moisture)
  2. To take in with the senses; drink in
  3. To drink, esp. alcoholic liquor
To implement, to employ, to put into use.
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  1. To implement, to employ, to put into use.
  2. To occupy; to consume (space or time).
  3. (Sewing) To shorten by hemming.
Find another word for absorb. In this page you can discover 57 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for absorb, like: consume, suck up, drink-in, use up, assimilate, osmose, blot, imbibe, swallow, ingurgitate and incorporate.