Synonyms of imbibe in English:



  • 1 he was flushed from the Scotch he'd imbibed
    drink, consume, sup, sip, quaff, swallow, down, guzzle, gulp (down), swill, lap, slurp
    informal swig, knock back, sink
    British informal neck
    North American informal chug
  • 2 he had imbibed too liberally
    drink alcohol, drink, take strong drink, indulge, tipple, swill
    informal booze, hit the bottle, take to the bottle, knock a few back, wet one's whistle
    British informal bevvy
    North American informal bend one's elbow
    archaic wassail, tope
  • 3 he has spent a lifetime imbibing his local club's history
    assimilate, absorb, soak up, take in, digest, ingest, drink in, learn, acquire, grasp, gain, pick up, familiarize oneself with
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