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 upverb

    take in, also metaphorically

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

  2. assimilate, imbibeverb

    take (gas, light or heat) into a solution

  3. drink, imbibeverb

    take in liquids

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

  4. imbibeverb

    receive into the mind and retain

    "Imbibe ethical principles"

Wiktionary

  1. imbibeverb

    To drink (used frequently of alcoholic beverages).

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

  2. imbibeverb

    To take in; as, to imbibe knowledge.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imbibeverb

    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. Imbibeverb

    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. Imbibeverb

    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:

    An attitude of gratitude is all about being grateful for all things. Irrespective of whether you are comfortable or not, favourable or not or satisfied or not. It is equally being happy everyday, regardless of your present state of health, condition or financial capacity or status. Yes of course, that's what having an attitude of gratitude really means. And in case you don't know. Even the scripture says in (PHILIPPIANS 4:4) it says, rejoice in the lord always and again I say rejoice, let your joyfulness and happiness be made known to all. Now, that is to say evidently and of a truth, you've got to imbibe and portray an attitude of gratitude. No matter what you are going through presently. Lest you forget, an attitude of gratitude if or when imbibed and portrayed wholeheartedly, will determine your altitude at the long run. Oh! yes, resolving to become and remain grateful will surely pay you off sooner or later in life.-Emeasoba George

  2. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Positive attitude is meant to give you influence over your circumstances, rather than your circumstances having influence over you. In other words, it takes you and never anyone else to decide whether or not to override your unfavourable circumstances. That also implies, it's solely up to you to feel overwhelmed or not when faced with unfavourable circumstances. Therefore, do imbibe a positive attitude and never a negative aspect of it. For, surely positive attitude is worth imbibing and portraying and not at all worth rejecting. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Love is Sine Qua Non. In other words, Love is a virtue which is absolutely necessary in all areas of human lives. Besides that, Love is designed by God for you to embrace it, imbibe it and then live it out wholeheartedly. -Emeasoba George

  4. 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.

  5. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Faith is of paramount importance. As a matter of fact, it takes faith to persevere all through hard times, 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 doesn't 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 regard 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 the 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. ~Emeasoba George.

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