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Synonyms of 'imbibe'

(verb) 
Definition
to drink (alcoholic drinks)
(formal)  Tom had eaten a pie and imbibed some coffee.
Synonyms
drink
He drank his cup of tea.
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consume
Andrew would consume nearly two pounds of cheese per day.
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knock back (informal)
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neck (slang)
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sink (informal)
She sank two glasses of white wine.
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swallow
He poured himself a glass of water and swallowed it down.
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suck
They waited in silence and sucked their drinks through straws.
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hoover (informal)
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swig (informal)
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quaff
The older guys quaff their breakfast cappuccinos.
(verb) 
Definition
to take in or assimilate (ideas)
He'd imbibed a set of mystical beliefs from the cradle.
Synonyms
absorb
Refined sugars are absorbed into the bloodstream very quickly.
, ,
take in
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gain
Students can gain valuable experience doing part-time work.
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acquire
She has acquired a 50% stake in the company.
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assimilate
My mind could only assimilate one possibility at a time.
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ingest

Additional synonyms

in the sense of acquire
Definition
to get or develop (something such as an object, trait, or ability)
She has acquired a 50% stake in the company.
Synonyms
get,
win,
buy,
land (informal),
score (slang),
pick up,
bag,
come into possession of
in the sense of assimilate
Definition
to absorb (food)
My mind could only assimilate one possibility at a time.
Synonyms
take in,
imbibe (literary),
ingest
in the sense of consume
Definition
to eat or drink
Andrew would consume nearly two pounds of cheese per day.
Synonyms
eat,
put away,
gobble (up),
eat up,
polish off (informal),
hoover (informal)

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Thesaurus for imbibe from the Collins English Thesaurus
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