Synonyms of 'imbibe'
to drink (alcoholic drinks)(formal) Tom had eaten a pie and imbibed some coffee.
He drank his cup of tea.
Andrew would consume nearly two pounds of cheese per day.
She sank two glasses of white wine.
He poured himself a glass of water and swallowed it down.
suck, , ,
They waited in silence and sucked their drinks through straws.
The older guys quaff their breakfast cappuccinos.
to take in or assimilate (ideas)He'd imbibed a set of mystical beliefs from the cradle.
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in the sense of acquire
to get or develop (something such as an object, trait, or ability)She has acquired a 50% stake in the company.
in the sense of assimilate
to absorb (food)My mind could only assimilate one possibility at a time.
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