Synonyms of imbibe in English:


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1‘he was flushed from the Scotch he'd imbibed’


drink, consume, sup, sip, quaff, swallow, down, guzzle, gulp, gulp down, swill, lap, slurp

informal swig, knock back, sink

British informal neck

North American informal chug

2‘he had imbibed too liberally’


drink alcohol, drink, take strong drink, indulge, tipple, swill

informal booze, hit the bottle, take to the bottle, knock a few back, wet one's whistle

British informal bevvy

North American informal bend one's elbow

archaic wassail, tope

3‘he has spent a lifetime imbibing his local club's history’


assimilate, absorb, soak up, take in, digest, ingest, drink in, learn, acquire, grasp, gain, pick up, familiarize oneself with