What does imbibe mean?

Definitions for imbibe
ɪmˈbaɪbim·bibe

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up(verb)

    take in, also metaphorically

    "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"

  2. assimilate, imbibe(verb)

    take (gas, light or heat) into a solution

  3. drink, imbibe(verb)

    take in liquids

    "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"

  4. imbibe(verb)

    receive into the mind and retain

    "Imbibe ethical principles"

Wiktionary

  1. imbibe(Verb)

    To drink (used frequently of alcoholic beverages).

    Etymology: From prefix im- + bibere, whence also beverage (via Old French).

  2. imbibe(Verb)

    To take in; as, to imbibe knowledge.

    Etymology: From prefix im- + bibere, whence also beverage (via Old French).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imbibe(verb)

    to drink in; to absorb; to suck or take in; to receive as by drinking; as, a person imbibes drink, or a sponge imbibes moisture

    Etymology: [L. imbibere; pref. im- in + bibere to drink: cf. F. imbiber. Cf. Bib, Imbue, Potable.]

  2. Imbibe(verb)

    to receive or absorb into the mind and retain; as, to imbibe principles; to imbibe errors

    Etymology: [L. imbibere; pref. im- in + bibere to drink: cf. F. imbiber. Cf. Bib, Imbue, Potable.]

  3. Imbibe(verb)

    to saturate; to imbue

    Etymology: [L. imbibere; pref. im- in + bibere to drink: cf. F. imbiber. Cf. Bib, Imbue, Potable.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Imbibe

    im-bīb′, v.t. to drink in: to absorb: to receive into the mind.—v.i. to drink, absorb.—ns. Imbib′er; Imbibi′tion. [L. imbibĕrein, in, into, bibĕre, to drink.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of imbibe in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of imbibe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of imbibe in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Patience is a virtue and everyone needs it. Besides, whoever that longs to go far with almighty God in life ought to quest for patience, as well imbibe it and then get used to it or rather exercise it for life.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Life is a product of God's LOVE. Now that infers, you are as well a product of God's LOVE. So, you've got to imbibe the above fact and do live LOVE out outrightly.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Get rid of the mentality that I CAN'T and get used to the mentality that I CAN. That is to say, you've got to think and speak positively at all times. Because, if you often think and speak positively. Believe you me, positive results will always show up for you. Yes of course, positive thinking and speaking evoke strength, initiatives, ideas, goodies, possibilities, realities and stuffs like that. But, the reverse will be the case if you resolve to keep on thinking and speaking negatively. So, no matter what happens, dare to imbibe and portray positive thinking and speaking as your attitude for life. -Emeasoba George

  4. Emeasoba George:

    You are an ingrate and you will remain an ingrate until you imbibe/portray gratitude as your attitude/lifestyle for life.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Faith is of paramount importance. As a matter of fact, it takes faith to persevere all through hardtimes, trials and challenges. Moreover, it takes faith to believe that what the future or tomorrow holds in stock is far much greater than whatever the past or yesterday has already offered i.e. it takes faith to acknowledge and believe it is possible that the best or the greatest of good old days or yester years is probable to become the worst or the least of what is yet to come i.e. what is ahead of you. Besides, it takes faith to leap and reap God's promises, healing, health, breakthrough and even salvation of human soul. Yes! it is written in (John 11 : 40) "if only you would believe, you shall see or receive the glory of God". Permit me to tell you that the importance of faith is synonymous with importance of love and money. Oh! yes, love is also of paramount importance. No wonder the scripture says in (1st Corianthians 13 : 2) It says, "whoever that do not love is "NOTHING" .i.e. irrespective of your social status, qualification and affluence. For the fact you don't love all and sundry, you are "WORTHLESS" in God's sight. Come to think of money, the scripture says in (Ecclesiastes 10 : 19) it says, "money answers all things and not at all some things". Obviously that infers, as long as you are still living you can't do without money. Moreover, with regards to faith itself which is the subject matter, the scripture says in (Hebrews 10 : 38) it says, "the just shall live by faith, but if anyone draws back my soul will have no pleasure in him" i.e. the person in question. Likewise, the scripture says in (Hebrews 11 : 6) it says, "without faith it is impossible to please God". Now, all of the above indicates, it takes nothing else to please God almighty except faith. Besides, all of the above illustrations evidently signifies, faith is truly of paramount importance. So, if you've been faithless all these while. Hence forth, reawaken your senses and then become and remain faithful no matter what happens. I mean, admit the importance of faith, imbibe it (faith) as your attitude, profess it convincingly and undoubtedly too. As well, live with/by it on daily basis. For, that's just expected of you.

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