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absorb

 
Verb absorb has 9 senses
  1. absorb - become imbued; "The liquids, light, and gases absorb"
    --1 is one way to
    sorb, take up
    Derived forms: noun absorption1, noun absorbate1, noun absorbent1, noun absorber1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  2. absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in - take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
    --2 is one way to learn, larn, acquire
    Derived form: noun absorption3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. absorb, take over - take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something"
    --3 is one way to fund
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up - take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
    Derived forms: noun absorption1, noun absorber1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  5. absorb - cause to become one with; "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"
    --5 is one way to
    blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  6. absorb, take in - suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"
    Antonyms: emit, give out, give off
    Derived form: noun absorption2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up - engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies"
    --7 is one way to concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet
    Derived form: noun absorption5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    => Somebody ----s something
  8. absorb - assimilate or take in; "The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society"
    --8 is one way to
    receive, take in, invite
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  9. absorb, engross, engage, occupy - engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
    --9 is one way to interest
    Derived form: noun absorption6
    Sample sentence:
    The performance is likely to absorb Sue
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