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absorb

verb

1 absorb

Become imbued.

Roget 677: use, make use of, employ, put to use; put in action, put in operation, put in practice; set in motion, set to work.    ply, work, wield, handle, manipulate; ... show more

Roget 48: combine, unite, incorporate, amalgamate, embody, absorb, reembody, blend, merge, fuse, melt into one, consolidate, coalesce, centralize, ... show more

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more



2 absorb

Take up mentally:
— He absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe.

synonyms: assimilate, ingest, take in.

Roget 296: give entrance to, give admittance to, give the entree; introduce, intromit; usher, admit, receive, import, bring in, open the door to, throw in, ingest, absorb, ... show more

3 absorb

Take up, as of debts or payments:
— Absorb the costs for something.

synonym: take over.

4 absorb

Take in, also metaphorically:
— The sponge absorbs water well.

synonyms: draw, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take in, take up.

Roget 789: take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket; receive; accept.    reap, crop, cull, ... show more

5 absorb

Cause to become one with.

6 absorb

Suck or take up or in:
— A black star absorbs all matter.

synonym: take in.

Dutch: absorberen, bezighouden, in beslag nemen

7 absorb

Devote (oneself) fully to.

synonyms: engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, soak up, steep.

Dutch: opgaan

8 absorb

Assimilate or take in.

9 absorb

Consume all of one's attention or time:
— Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely.

synonyms: engage, engross, occupy.


Moby thesaurus: ablate, absorb the attention, adsorb, appreciate, apprehend, appropriate, arrest, assimilate, be with one, bleed white, blot, blot up, burn up, buy up, catch, catch on, catch up in, charm, chemisorb, chemosorb ... show more.

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