Synonyms of 'imbibe'
1 drinkDictionary, consume, knock back (informal)
They were used to imbibing enormous quantities of alcohol.
He drank his cup of tea.
Andrew would consume nearly two pounds of cheese per day.
knock back (informal)
She sank two glasses of white wine.
He took a glass of Scotch and swallowed it down.
They waited in silence and sucked their drinks through straws.
The older guys quaff their breakfast cappuccinos.
2 absorbDictionary, receive, take in
He'd imbibed a set of mystical beliefs from the cradle.
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If something absorbs a liquid, gas, or other substance, it soaks it up or takes it in.
Refined sugars are absorbed into the bloodstream very quickly.
The company acquired a 50% stake in Saab for $4m.
Thesaurus for imbibe from the Collins English Thesaurus
To imbibe alcohol means to drink it.