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imbibe | imbiber

imbibe imbiber
to drink something
  • How to Memorize
    • imbibe - drink
  • Analysis

    To ‘imbibe’ is a formal, often humourous way of describing consuming a liquid. The word is mostly used in relation to an alcoholic beverage. Occasionally, you may see it used in a figurative sense to describe assimilating or absorbing something, like ideas, knowledge, or information.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsquaffconsume, swill,
    Antonymsabstain, expel, cast,
  • Example(s)
    1. Tonight will be the first time in months that I will be able to meet up with my friends at the pub. I imagine we shall imbibe enormous quantities of alcohol!

    2. Everybody knows that Alex isn’t much of an imbiber, which is why he often doesn’t get invited to work-related functions.

    3. I want to imbibe every detail of the report so that I am well prepared for the official review on Monday morning.