Synonyms of 'marinate'
If you soak something or leave it to soak, you put it into a liquid and leave it there.
Soak the beans for two hours.
to plunge (something, oneself, etc) into water or other liquid
Thesaurus for marinate from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you marinate meat or fish, or if it marinates , you keep it in a mixture of oil, vinegar , spices , and herbs , before cooking it, so that it can develop a special flavour .