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).

  2. imbibe(Verb)

    To take in; as, to imbibe knowledge.

  3. Origin: 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

  2. Imbibe(verb)

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

  3. Imbibe(verb)

    to saturate; to imbue

  4. Origin: [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:

    No matter what happens, imbibe and show true love to all and sundry. -Emeasoba George

  2. Emeasoba George:

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

  3. Emeasoba George:

    You should be grateful to God for all things that happen to you. For, all things happen either to be a blessing or a lesson to you. Thus, imbibe just that.

  4. 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.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Faith is just what it takes to keep/hold one's end up i.e. to hold one's stand/belief inspite of predicaments of a lifetime. So, you've got to imbibe & portray faith.

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