Synonyms for Imbibe:


guzzle, quench, taste, quaff, polish off, drain. experience, sup, be reared on something, belt, swig, toss down, sip, pull on, encounter, mouth, know, undergo, endure. nip, Drugs, tank up, tipple, soak, lush. give. accept, digest. imbibe (noun)
draw, absorb, assimilate, suck up, drink, soak up, sop up.


contact (verb)
assimilate, sop up, suck up, soak up, draw, absorb.
drink, often heavily (verb)
belt, absorb, assimilate, swig, guzzle, quaff, sip.

Other synonyms:

tipple, tank up. digest, quaff. quench. guzzle, sip. soak. drain. drink
tipple, sup, tank up.
drink down
Other relevant words:
nip, give, know, undergo, digest, mouth, absorb, quaff, drain, accept, swig, quench, encounter, experience, sip, sup, guzzle, belt, tank up, taste, tipple, pull on, endure, lush, toss down, Drugs, soak.

Usage examples for imbibe

  1. He pulled out his great silver watch- the dread of our house, for it was a watch which seemed to imbibe something of its master's character; remorseless as justice or fate, it never erred a moment. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  2. Defects that they imbibe with their mothers' milk, that they breathe in the bosom of the family- how do I know? – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
  3. I was a little hurt and astonished at this, but as I was very much in love and was already beginning to imbibe his ideas, it did not matter so very much to me. – An Anarchist Woman by Hutchins Hapgood