Synonyms of absorb in English:

absorb


See definition of absorb

verb

1‘when wood gets wet, it absorbs water and expands’

SYNONYMS

soak up, suck up, draw in, draw up, take in, take up, blot up, mop up, sponge up, sop up

ANTONYMS

exude, give out

2‘patience is needed to absorb all this information’

SYNONYMS

assimilate, digest, ingest, take in, imbibe, drink in, familiarize oneself with

comprehend, grasp, learn, understand, master

3‘the company was absorbed into the new concern’

SYNONYMS

incorporate, assimilate, integrate, appropriate, take in, subsume, include, co-opt, swallow up

4‘these roles absorb most of his time and energy’

SYNONYMS

consume, take up, occupy

waste, squander, go through, deplete, drain, exhaust, swallow up

5‘the inner lining will absorb some of the sound’

SYNONYMS

deaden, soften, cushion

reduce, decrease, lessen

soak up

ANTONYMS

reflect, increase

6‘she was absorbed in a letter when Mervyn came into the room’

SYNONYMS

preoccupy, engross, captivate, occupy, engage

rivet, grip, hold, interest, intrigue, immerse, involve, enthral, spellbind, fascinate, arrest, monopolize

distract, divert, entertain, amuse