Advanced and Proficiency Vocabulary for Exams(e.g.GRE, Banks, Civil Services, SAT / LSAT). For IELTS/TOEFL, and everyday spoken vocabulary, go to our Spoken Vocabulary Database.
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.
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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!
Everybody knows that Alex isn’t much of an imbiber, which is why he often doesn’t get invited to work-related functions.
I want to imbibe every detail of the report so that I am well prepared for the official review on Monday morning.