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imbibe

Synonyms of imbibe in English:

verb

formal
  • 1 they'd imbibed too much whiskey
    drink, consume, quaff, guzzle, gulp (down)
    informal knock back, down, swill, chug
  • 2 he had imbibed liberally
    drink (alcohol), take strong drink, tipple
    informal booze, knock a few back, hit the bottle, bend one's elbow
  • 3 imbibing local history
    assimilate, absorb, soak up, take in, drink in, digest, learn, acquire, grasp, pick up, familiarize oneself with
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