Dictionary Results for absorb

1. absorb - verb

· become imbued; "The liquids, light, and gases absorb"

Hypernym(s): sorb, take_up

2. absorb - verb

· take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"

Synonym(s): assimilate, ingest, take_in

Hypernym(s): learn, larn, acquire

3. absorb - verb

· take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something"

Synonym(s): take_over

Hypernym(s): fund

4. absorb - verb

· take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"

Synonym(s): suck, imbibe, soak_up, sop_up, suck_up, draw, take_in, take_up

5. absorb - verb

· cause to become one with; "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"

Hypernym(s): blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge

6. absorb - verb

· suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"

Synonym(s): take_in

Antonym(s): emit

7. absorb - verb

· devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies"

Synonym(s): steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, soak_up

Hypernym(s): concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet

8. absorb - verb

· assimilate or take in; "The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society"

Hypernym(s): receive, take_in, invite

9. absorb - verb

· consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

Synonym(s): engross, engage, occupy

Hypernym(s): interest

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